Two women killed, 13 injured in train accident

30 October 2017 09:49 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Two women were killed and thirteen other injured when a van collided with a train at a railway crossing in Daluwathumulla, Meetiyagoda last night.

Police said the driver of the van had driven through the unprotected railway crossing disobeying signals.

A monk and fourteen women were injured in the accident and they were admitted to the Balapitiya Hospital.

The two women aged 37 and 49 succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

The driver of the van, who was unhurt, was taken into the custody, police said.

 

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  • miri Monday, 30 October 2017 11:42 AM

    Sever Punishments should be imposed on the Traffic rule Violators.

    Bala Monday, 30 October 2017 12:11 PM

    the driver should be charged for manslaughter by negligence.

    ceylon Monday, 30 October 2017 12:17 PM

    drug using drivers are killing inercent people. via DM Android App

    ama Monday, 30 October 2017 01:49 PM

    Yes, even the private Bus drivers who drive very recklessly.

    ceon Monday, 30 October 2017 12:18 PM

    why driver not died with his passengers.hang this driver.he escaped but let his passengers die. via DM Android App

    Hautaum Monday, 30 October 2017 01:50 PM

    Hope some sort of Govt systems failed, In SL death number is not decreasing as vehicles accidents, suicide, underworld clashes and police shooting. Wanted gentle Law n order and safety awareness programme


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