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Man and two sons run over by train in Polonnaruwa

10 September 2018 09:45 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 40-year-old man and his two children were killed after being hit by a train in the Bowatte area near the Welikanda Railway Station in Polonnaruwa last night, police said.

They said the father and sons aged 4 and 11were run over by the Colombo bound Batticaloa train.

The man was identified as Kadirawelan Wijesuriya a resident of ‘Sundara Devi Udakala Gammanaya in Welikanda.

Welikanda police are investigating the incident to ascertain if it was a suicide.

The bodies were taken to the Welikanda Hospital. (K.G. Karunarathne)

  Comments - 2

  • neil alvis Tuesday, 11 September 2018 03:38 AM

    people should be barred form walking on tracks. get a law passed in parliament soon or make a gazette notification.

    Milinda. Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:36 AM

    What is happening in your area. No water in welikañda due to the drought. People do not have the money to fight the increase in cost of living. Now committing suicide is the only option left for people.


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