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Three killed in highway accidents

29 August 2016 10:02 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least three people were killed and two others were injured in two separate accidents in Colombo-Katunayake Expressway and the Southern Expressway.

Police said two people were killed and one injured when a car they were travelling in, crashed into a lamp post near the Ja-Ela entrance of the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway this morning.

The driver (23) and a passenger (25) were succumbed to injuries after being admitted to the Ragama Hospital. The victims were identified as residents of Minuwangoda and Ja-Ela.

Meanwhile, another 25-year-old was killed and another person was injured when a cab travelling towards Matara collided with a car near the Pinnaduwa entrance of the Southern Expressway yesterday.

  Comments - 3

  • DillonDP Monday, 29 August 2016 01:57 PM

    they fairly old enough to take on responsibility, however its a pity such young life has ended tragically

    Ranjan Fernando Monday, 29 August 2016 03:23 PM

    Funny, the accidents are both on the slip road indicating the drivers did not know how to reduce speed when leaving the highway!

    Dan Monday, 29 August 2016 12:07 PM

    Must seriously consider introducing Age limits when issuing Driving Licences..

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