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Parents die, son missing in canal tragedy

The car that was salvaged.

A couple was killed and their 17 year old son went missing when the car they were travelling in toppled into the Viyana Canal in Mahiyanganaya. Another 17 year old in the car escaped unhurt, Police said.

The bodies of the mother and father were recovered while a search was on for the missing child at the time of going to press. The deceased were identified as 43-year-old Chaminda Hemarathna and 41-year-old Himali Gamage, residents of Digana, Kandy. Several vehicle accidents were reported at the same location in the past, Police said.