Four killed train-car collision at Omanthai

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At least four women were killed and another two hospitalised when the KKS –Matara express train crashed with a car at an unprotected railway crossing at Pandrikeida Kulam in Omanthai this morning.

The Police said the injured were admitted to the Vavuniya Hospital.

 

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  • Wise Donkey Sunday, 16 September 2018 12:03 PM

    So car-train clash continues...........we don't want innocent lives lost due to reckless drivers.

    Save Sunday, 16 September 2018 01:27 PM

    In simple, stupids never learn. They loose their lives like dogs on the road. Miracle of Asia aka land like no other

    karu Sunday, 16 September 2018 01:47 PM

    way too many road accidents in a small nation every year.....local people never respect traffic rules...insanity

    Bala Sunday, 16 September 2018 01:55 PM

    Since thirty years ago Premadasa got Samurdhi beneficiaries to man crossings ( he had vision certainly), we are talking about these crossings where a score of people lose their lives each year. We build airports and stadia and harbours but simple things where commissions are small, are neglected. Of course we are worried about cashew nuts because we are nuts alright.

    Ruwan Sunday, 16 September 2018 03:36 PM

    Whilst we could all sit and be critical of the drivers, SL is one of the few if not the only country in the region that has unprotected railway crossing and some of these are death traps where it is not in open areas where a driver could see a train coming from some distance away.

    Save Monday, 17 September 2018 08:05 AM

    FYI, This is an illegal crossing made by the locals. Look at the track. It does not have auxiliary rail. Speak something you really know

    GH Sunday, 16 September 2018 06:55 PM

    So, undoubtedly, the blame goes to the YAHAPALANAYA Govt. for not sticking to the policy of protecting the railway-crossing with proper gates.

    Hautaum Sunday, 16 September 2018 07:31 PM

    Arrange SLA personals in all unprotected railway gates and protect people, as 300 000 SLA personels are wasting time in people lands, temples, schools etc.

    stardust Sunday, 16 September 2018 08:40 PM

    the fault is mainly with the people secondary with the Government. People who drive a car should be able to check for approaching trains and stop. via DM Android App

    Save Monday, 17 September 2018 08:06 AM

    Sri Lankans never let others move. Always they want to b3 the first.A lost nation

    kumar Sunday, 16 September 2018 08:50 PM

    I do not know whether we can man all level crossings. All trains should compulsorily toot as they approach level crossings and the drivers should slow down or stop at unprotected level crossings.

    Moiez Sunday, 16 September 2018 11:42 PM

    Why can't the minister of transport look into this small matters rather going into big matters. Railway crossing is indeed very necessary. And it can save so many lives when the trains pass thru. Mr.Minister look into this matter first.

    pranee Sunday, 16 September 2018 11:45 PM

    Who is responsible for the unprotected railroad

    George Monday, 17 September 2018 04:36 AM

    Shame on our government , the government does not want to spend for railway crossings. However these baffoons are very good in implementing a law for not stopping at a crossing.


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