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12 killed, 69 injured in road accidents during 12-hour period

16 April 2018 05:03 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least 12 people were killed and 69 injured in accidents countrywide on the National New Year's Day, the Police said today.

They said 12 fatal accidents were reported during the 12-hour period between Saturday 6.00 pm and Sunday 6.00 am while 22 people suffered serious injuries and 47 suffered minor injuries in the road accidents.

Seventeen accidents which damaged property were also reported during the period.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said 140 drivers were arrested during this period on charges of drunk driving while 166 drivers were charged with speeding and 22 charged with reckless driving. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 2

  • Percy Monday, 16 April 2018 08:09 PM

    With all your arrests and charges of drunk driving and so on which amounts to 328 for a 12 hour period, still 12 people have died. Even that many people havent died in other forms of violence. Is it because of POLICE inefficiency or are you catching the wrong guys and letting the big fish go free? Better we declare CURFEW for the next NEW YEAR. Atleast families wont lose there loved ones and the POLICE wont have to get people to blow balloons. Though millions have enjoyed the birth of a New Year, what would be going in the minds of those who have lost there loved ones? Give a thought for them too!!

    lankan Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:28 AM

    percy, police dont drive and cause accidents. they are just advising and implementing the law. people drive and getting killed. dont bark at the wrong tree.

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