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18th May 2017 16:44:15 Hours

Army Rescue Operations Searching for Victims in Progress at Wellawatte

Troops of the 14 Division under command to the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) who promptly rushed to Wellawatte where a five-storeyed building under construction has collapsed mid-noon on Thursday (18), injuring more than 20 people, are currently engaged in rescue and evacuation operations under the close supervision of Major General Ralph Nugera, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 14 Division.

Alert to the sudden accident, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army instructed the SFHQ-West to take necessary steps and attend to the immediate needs and other rescue operations as necessary.

All necessary measures in regard to the tragic accident have been taken by the Army.