Chavakachcheri accident victims’ bodies airlifted to Ratmalana

18 December 2016 09:16 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Bodies of 11 victims of the accident  that occurred in Chavakachcheri Jaffna were airlifted to the Ratmalana Airport today.

Seven of the deceased were identified as members of the same family. Their bodies were due to be taken to Horana from Ratmalana for burial.

All those who perished in the accident  which took place yesterday (17) when a van travelling from Middeniya  in Horana  to Jaffna  for a picnic collided with a SLTB bus , killing 11 and injuring  another 21.

An investigation had revealed that excess speed was to blame for the accident.


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  Comments - 3

  • Avisenna. Monday, 19 December 2016 08:50 AM

    What atregedy. may they all rest in peace. Never get in to a hiace type van with driver who hasnt slept and rested well. It appers that Support and help given by the local people in Jaffna and Chavakachcheri was commendable and worthy of praise. via DM Android App

    Kaboos Monday, 19 December 2016 01:17 PM

    the public in Jaffna tirelessly helped recover the bodies from the debris . Big salute to them.

    Don Monday, 19 December 2016 05:08 AM

    There is technology to limit speeds of vehicles. And depending on the maneuverability of the vehicle and road conditions these should be mandated especially for mass transit. via DM Android App

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