Six killed in van accident

27 June 2010 04:08 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Pushpakumara Jayaratna

 Six people were killed and 10 others injured when the van they were traveling in collided with a lorry along the Deduru-Oya bridge in Kurunegala early this morning, the police said.  All those who were killed were members of one family which included two children.

The injured were admitted to the Colombo, Kurunegala and Kandy hospitals and the driver of the lorry was taken into custody, the police added.

The passengers in the van were heading back from a trip to Jaffna and police believe the lorry was speeding at the time of the accident.

The Kurunegala police are conducting further investigations. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 9

  • farshard Sunday, 27 June 2010 04:34 AM

    very sad news this...

    farshard Sunday, 27 June 2010 04:38 AM

    Please consider about unconditioned vehicle specially lorry and bus becouse of this more accident happening in sri lanka

    D. Samarasekera Sunday, 27 June 2010 05:00 AM

    Sri Lanka needs to imrpove it's road infrastructure and take stern deterrent action against drivers who flout road rules. We can learn a lot from Singapore where even minor road rule violations are imposed with heavy fines. No one should be above the rule of law.

    Mushi Sunday, 27 June 2010 05:22 AM

    Well said farshad

    Gamini Sunday, 27 June 2010 05:25 AM

    We can evoid 90 % of this calamity if the police want it. This is enother incident which shows the inaction of police. Implement road rules and laws against these idiots.

    aji Sunday, 27 June 2010 06:23 AM

    the strick trafic rules to be implement to avoid the accident.

    willows Monday, 28 June 2010 05:33 AM

    more cars more accidents???

    Gamini Sunday, 27 June 2010 07:07 AM

    Govt. should have a hot line to report any reckless drivers so any one could report. The police should respond to those calls and take necessary actions. It is very sad that nothing is done against these reckless drivers.

    Wasantha Sunday, 27 June 2010 08:20 PM

    Very Sad! Pls Look @ the Van, Its a Mini Van, (look like a "Hijet"), Really this kind of vehicle only care about how many Mileage per Liter, NOT ABOUT PASSENGER SECURITY!

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