Schoolboy dies in unprotected pit

A 12-year-old schoolboy died of drowning falling into an unprotected pit dug for construction work on the Matara-Mattala Expressway, Beliatta Police said.

The victim was identified as Chamitha Shehan Jayasinghe of Mahaheella, a grade 7 student of Beliatta Madya Maha Vidyalaya. Police said the pit was about five feet deep.

Beliatta Inquirer into Sudden deaths Sandasiri Ranasinghe held the inquest into the death.

Beliatta Police are investigating. 

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