Two youths killed in train tragedy

29 April 2015 04:23 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two youths were killed after they struck the Mee Oya Bridge between Ambanpola and Galgamuwa while travelling on the train this afternoon, police said.

They said the youth had been travelling on the footboard and fallen into the Mee Oya after they struck on the bridge.

They were admitted to the Galgamuwa Hospital but pronounced dead on admission.


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  • ANTON Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:41 AM


    Sincere Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:29 PM

    Repeated announcements are made at the Fort Railway station against footboard travelling on trains. But the announcers must be taught on clarity of the messages they deliver.

    Mano Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:41 PM

    High time trains doors are closed and opened at stations only when the train has stopped. Automated mechanism would be difficult to apply, but a system where the head guard of the train could open and close all doors with the press of a button would be ideal.

    MightyAnt Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:39 PM

    TRILL KILLS. I have seen there youth, both local and foreign on footboards for no reason. Sad, life is lost. Sorry but they deserve it.

    sadees Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:42 AM

    They are not youth, they are monkey. Human are not Monkey. Fun is different and Footboard Fun.

    Prem Nath Friday, 01 May 2015 10:56 AM

    All train compartments must have auto doors,to save lives.

    pat Thursday, 30 April 2015 02:58 AM

    In most countries passenger vehicles do not move until the doors are closed. how many more innocent lives needed for the authorities to realize this simple fact pathetic. via DM Android App

    Mm Thursday, 30 April 2015 05:09 PM

    Some people ignore all warnings because they are uneducated and assume they are doing a very smart thing! No point of trying to advice such people.

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