SLAF rescue 6 trapped in Mullaitivu due to flood

November 9, 2018

The Sri Lanka Air Force has rescued six persons trapped by a mass of water owing to the burst of the Alampil reservoir dam in Mullaitivu.

Speaking to NewsRadio Media Spokesman of the Sri Lanka Air Force Commander Gihan Seneviratne said a MI 17 helicopter attached to the Anuradhapura Air Force camp was dispatched for the rescue mission.

Commander Seneviratne stated a rescue mission has also been launched via air and is currently underway in search of any more victims.

The dam of the Alampil reservoir dam had burst due to heavy rainfall reported in Mullaitivu.