Six people were killed and three others were injured when a car they were travelling in collided with a lorry near the Nainamadama Bridge in Wennappuwa on the Colombo- Chilaw Main Road early this morning, police said.
They said the car which was travelling towards Chilaw, had collided with the lorry transporting fish from behind at around 3.00 a.m today.
Police said nine people who were in the car when the accident occurred were injured and they were admitted to the Negombo and Marawila Hospitals.
Six of them died on admission to the hospital while one of the injured has been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital, police said.
Meanwhile, the Police recovered an 8 mm pistol inside a car. They said the pistol was found under the front passenger seat of the car. They are investigating in what purpose they had carried a pistol. (DS)
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Comments - 6
Mahila Sunday, 20 January 2019 09:10 AM
How come 9 people travelling in a car?
Chanman Sunday, 20 January 2019 01:07 PM
6 in the car
Jaffna Logic Sunday, 20 January 2019 09:12 AM
We need a separate agency with experts to be in charge of all land traffic,including the Police traffic. As things are allowing the Policemen,who can’t even control serious crime,to be additionally in charge of traffic is not working at all.
Dee Sunday, 20 January 2019 09:22 AM
Nine? Is it a car or van?
hans perlee Sunday, 20 January 2019 10:21 AM
9 people in such a small car??????
Arnold Monday, 21 January 2019 06:31 AM
I have seen 9 people travel in a threewheeler.
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