Two students have drowned while bathing in the Kahatagahapitiya lake at Dambagalla, Monaragala. Students had gone to bathe in the tank this afternoon (October 15) while two of them had reportedly drowned. Villagers in the area had rescued the students and rushed to the Madulla regional Hospital. However, they were pronounced dead on admission, police said.

The deceased are residents of Kolladeniya area. Dambagalla Police is conducting an investigations into the deaths.