Kovil Building Collapses And 18 Injured In Batticaloa

Kovil Building Collapses And 18 Injured In Batticaloa
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A building under construction at the Mariamman Hindu Temple (Kovil) in the Arayampathy area in Batticaloa has collapsed, injuring 18 people including construction workers.

The injured persons were admitted to the Arayampathy Hospital.  Eight of the injured, who were in critical condition, have been transferred to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

According to reports, around 40 workers were engaged in the construction of the building and that work on laying the concrete slab had commenced this morning.

The cause of the accident has not been identified. Several of the injured are in critical condition.

Search operations underway since it is suspected that several individual maye be trapped under the fallen debris.

 

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