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Major and corporal killed, four others injured in accident

21 January 2019 03:47 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A major and a corporal were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu this afternoon, the Army said.

Police said the army jeep, in which the army personnel were travelling in, skidded off the road near the 29th mile post and crashed into a tree at around 1.30 p.m.

The injured were admitted to the Vavuniya Hospital and the corporal and the major were pronounced dead on admission to the hospital.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said the victims, who were attached to the Army Headquarters, were on their way to Vavuniya on an administrative duty when their vehicle met with the accident.(Darshana Sanjeewa)


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  Comments - 10

  • Kalu Monday, 21 January 2019 04:14 PM

    Hi now MR has a topic to talk for months.

    Tim Monday, 21 January 2019 04:25 PM

    Speed KillsNo Matter who it is....A Lesson never Learnt By Sri Lankans

    damitha Monday, 21 January 2019 05:09 PM

    When you tried to fly these things can happen.

    Joseph Rajah Monday, 21 January 2019 06:45 PM

    When we fail to deal with justice the supreme judge take over the case. He may be a active member of genocide.

    Ronnie Monday, 21 January 2019 10:02 PM

    Killing terrorists who used children in warefare is not genocide. You low caste ignoramus

    sss Monday, 21 January 2019 06:59 PM

    Is this an engineered accident?

    Summa Monday, 21 January 2019 08:39 PM

    Ambulances, vehicles from various defence establishments drive as if they own the roads. This has to be stopped.

    Speed Monday, 21 January 2019 09:05 PM

    Speed kills. The forces think that they have the freedom of the road anywhere and anytime. The police should catch speed breakers whether politicians or forces.

    Dee Monday, 21 January 2019 09:26 PM

    Even dropping children to school they fly. Keep tooting and flashing lights. When will this ever stop?

    Sarath Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:53 AM

    Why do you say administrative duty? Are you shy to say they were returning after guarding President on his visit to north?

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