A family of four from Hatton was swept away in an ocean current at Yala Beach in Kirinda yesterday (23).
The family was on holiday in the area when the tragedy occurred.
The father and eldest daughter of the family passed away upon admittance to hospital and a younger daughter who was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Debarawewa Hospital succumbed to her injuries later in the day.
The 33-year-old mother who is in a critical condition is currently receiving treatment at the Ampara hospital.
The victims who died have been identified as follows,:
- Father – Nuwan Wijesuriya (38)
- Daughter – Shanali Wijesuriya (06)
- Daughter – Vinomi Wijesuriya (04)
The remains of the deceased currently lie at the Debarawewa hospital and Kirinda police are carrying out further investigations.