Panicked by fire, passengers hit by another train: 3 killed

27 December 2013 02:35 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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At least three people were killed and several others injured when panicked passengers of the Kandy bound train jumped off the train when the train’s engine caught fire at Waduruwa, Veyangoda a short while ago, official sources said.

They said the passengers who jumped off the train were hit by the Matara bound train which was travelling on the next track.

However, the railways authorities were able to bring the fire under control within less than thirty minutes without any casualties.

  Comments - 7

  • Jilmart Friday, 27 December 2013 04:28 PM

    GPRS for Udarata Manike and Nayana Kumari to log into facebook?

    Wasantha Friday, 27 December 2013 04:36 PM

    Negligence. Sorry for the lives lost. Deepest condolences to the bereaved.

    jihad deen Friday, 27 December 2013 05:04 PM

    I heard mother & father passed away while there doughter safe.
    Both from Warakapola,

    Yes Friday, 27 December 2013 05:17 PM

    The govt seriously needs to start putting people's needs ahead of their own -----fix the transport system!! Make them safe!!! When are they going to reinforce rules on the highway? Are they waiting for a huge accidents just like the trains?! Now buses and trucks and ancient vehicles are all on the highway driving with no highway experience. No seatbelt laws are enforced. When are they going to open their eyes?!?!?!?

    lalith Saturday, 28 December 2013 06:22 AM

    but Nayankumari is running smooth

    J..f.LING Friday, 27 December 2013 03:29 PM

    it is CGR can/t go right where the GPRS System on long trains
    where the transport minster boast it 1st in the world?

    Goofy Friday, 27 December 2013 03:46 PM

    Locomotives move with no drivers, Locomotives catch fire, the railway service closed for nearly a year. The minister talks big, thanks.


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