Two children aged 6 and 11died on the spot at Thalpe when they were hit by a train bound to Matara from Vavuniya this afternoon, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said.
He said the tragedy had occurred when the children were cycling across an unprotected railway crossing.
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Comments - 7
ANTON Thursday, 06 December 2012 05:35 AM
How many accidents came about in sri lanka due to unprotected railway crossings, priorities should be given to law cost bamboo trees not satellites, Lamborghinis and super roads,
Sherrifdeen jaa Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:28 AM
May all mighty Allha takecare of these children..
Most Wanted Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:30 AM
PARENTS PARENTS, PLEASE SAVE YOUR NEXT GENERATION, Pointless saving for your kids when they dont exist, enough watching teledramas, just lokk after your children..
no name Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:15 AM
God may they rest in peace
priyan Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:29 AM
Please look after your children. My heart goes out to parents.authorities don't care about unprotected level crossings.they busy with making money for themselves.no value for a human value now.
Shace-UK Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:35 PM
4 year girl died today in Nottinghamshire on a unmanned railway crossing....even in developed country we have railway crossing without gates.... as parents we have to take care of our children...all govenrment are the same either they want to make money or be in power.....
OMG Wednesday, 05 December 2012 01:32 PM
With the cost of one Lambogini we could make barriers in all unprotected railway crossings.
but who cares??
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