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Jan 02, 2019

Foreigner dies at Laxapana

A foreigner has died after drowning in an unprotected bathing spot located at the foot of Laxapana Waterfall in Norton Bridge police division.

The 29-year old victim has been identified as a 29-year-old British national named Oldipupo Eyipemi Oshunniya, while the incident is reported to have taken place around 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday evening (01).

The deceased had been holidaying at the Norton Bridge, Theberton, ‘Samaneliya’ estate tourist inn and had gone to the Laxapana falls with friends to bathe, when this tragedy had happened, according to the Norton Bridge Police.

The body of the deceased is currently placed at the Dickoya Base Hospital mortuary pending the postmortem examination which was scheduled to be conducted this morning (02).

(Ranjith Rajapaksha- Hatton Corr.)


(Editor's note : The photos of the incident have been removed on the request of the victim's family)