Couple drowns as boat capsizes, seven others swim to safety

A young couple was killed on Monday morning when a boat they were using with several others to cross the Maguru River, Galahitiya, Molkawa capsized.

The boat was carrying nine members, five men and four women, of the same family and seven managed to swim to safety. They were returning home after watching a musical show at Bulathsinhala on Sunday night. The boat capsized due to raging waters of the river caused by recent heavy rains.

The body of one victim, 21 year old M.S. Lionel was discovered by residents yesterday evening. Rescue teams were looking for the body of the other victim 20-year-old Hashini Neranjika.

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