A man and his daughter who were on their way to the daughter’s school on a motorbike fell into a water-filled hole this morning (19) near the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) Office in Gothatuwa.
The 16-feet deep pit is filled with water after a water pipe has burst.
The father has rescued the daughter with the help of the others.
Our reporter said that the water supply in the area has been suspended due to the burst water pipe.
The father said, “The road was not closed. We fell right into the pit. I caught the daughter somehow. The bike went inside. The others came and pulled us out.”
Residents said, “We don’t know how many more people are inside the pit. That’s the tragedy. I only saw this at 6 am.”