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A freight train carrying fuel to Kankesanthurai, Jaffna from Colombo derailed in Vavuniya this morning, the Vavuniya Railway Control Unit said.

The train had travelled in an unused railway track and had crashed into the quarters of the railway officials.

 

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  • Arnold Monday, 10 April 2017 02:49 PM

    Let music play on.

    Lankan Monday, 10 April 2017 03:12 PM

    This is not the first time this happened at this station!

    B S Perera Monday, 10 April 2017 04:17 PM

    Not about the mishap - see the appearance of the engine. They never clean these engines - rolling stock

    maru Monday, 10 April 2017 05:10 PM

    the question is.. is it an unauthorised construction on the rail tracks obviously someone has extended the building thinking no train will roll on those tracks via DM iOS App

    Boonda Monday, 10 April 2017 06:48 PM

    Corrupt British did a poor job. The Railway guys should sue them. lol

    weera Monday, 10 April 2017 09:37 PM

    This is deliberately done to demolish the officers quartersso that they can get a brand new building with better facilities.

    Mafaz Monday, 10 April 2017 09:41 PM

    The music is hilarious. Oh the train is in Vavuniya, find some tamil sounding music...hahahahaha

    kondaya77 Monday, 10 April 2017 09:53 PM

    If the British did not build railroad Sri Lankans will still be traveling by bullock cart. Do not blame the British for lack of maintenance. The railway is still the way the British left.

    Mahila Monday, 10 April 2017 10:12 PM

    Driven certainly not at 8 KMPH (crawling speed) with due attention

    ravin Tuesday, 11 April 2017 06:42 AM

    This is very suspicious incident. Who move the building to rail track?

    susantha Tuesday, 11 April 2017 06:48 AM

    Doesn't make any sense your comment British can't do anything now it's up to the Railway Authorities to act efficient service

    ANTON Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:14 AM

    AIYO....... THIS TRAIN SHOULD HAVE HIT GMOA QUARTERS.

    john frazer Monday, 10 April 2017 12:45 PM

    VERY PATHETIC WHAT THE BRITISH DID CANNOT MAINTAIN PROPERLY

    p nonis Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:25 AM

    The Track was a dead end. The Engine Driver not aware of the vavuniya railway tracks arrangments.when changing track he should have been more cautious and alert knowing fully well the cargo he was carrying.and the cost and danger. apparently he has been sitting or loafing in the drivers cab not fiully undersating the situation until the last moment that it was a dead end, and the track only for parking, when the main lines were busy..The engine drivers should be educated on safety and when approaching stations anad changing tracks. The speed should be less that 20km/hr and warnings of a dead end and distance to stop..There has to be inquiry a with all senior staff station master and engine driver available for the explanations.Minister Nimal siripala will know how to deal with it very effectively.

    Ranjith T Monday, 10 April 2017 01:23 PM

    what a joke is this Obviously somebody changed the track deliberately at the station. Trains cant change tracks on its own. via DM Android App

    johan Monday, 10 April 2017 01:29 PM

    Either the Train is a drunkard or the Engine Driver

    nimal Monday, 10 April 2017 01:40 PM

    I think this is a suicide mission by a train draver against the HQ via DM Android App

    Shaf Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:54 AM

    Are you genuinely stupid or are you acting like you're stupid.


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