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One killed in four-wheel rally tragedy

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A 20-year-old youth was killed during a mishap at a four-by-four motor race in the Ovitiyawatta area in Wennappuwa a short while ago. Police said a cable had broken when a jeep was to be taken out of the track after completing its race.

The jeep had then run over the victim and another person. A senior police officer said that a specific time period was given to complete the race. “ If the vehicle fails, it has to stop at the point where it was and then the jeep can only be pulled out of the track,” he said.

During this process the cable had broken resulting in the death of the 20 year old youth who had come to witness the race. (Supun Dias)

 
 

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-39+27 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2012-07-01 17:59
There is no excuse, the careless driver of the jeep has to be taken into custody. All the drivers who participates in races should be given a basic training under on race regulations in the future and any such accidents on this nature is not acceptable.
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-5+26 # oshanda 2012-07-02 03:03
when the spectators come close to get a closer glimpse, these sort of things happen. snapping a cable is most common in these 4 x4 races. hard luck on the youth.
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-4+28 # Jawfer 2012-07-01 18:47
We are not developed up to that stage, we have go long way.
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-1+34 # joker 2012-07-01 19:19
poor guy!
RIP
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-1+36 # ranil 2012-07-01 19:47
what a tragedy. We do understand that events of this nature should also be there. It is also important. We have to ensure however that the safety of all spectators are paramount too.

deepest sympathies to the family.
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-3+46 # Nodrog 2012-07-01 20:32
Not enough attention to spectator safety by the organizers?
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-20+14 # bernard 2012-07-01 22:35
Fun for the rich but death for the poor.
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-2+20 # achtung 2012-07-02 09:50
how do you know he was poor?
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-4+12 # imca 2012-07-02 09:42
In this country.. there are lots games were played for whims & fancies of few... Are there are regularization, , safety standards.. rules & regulation.. including the night races..
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-2+13 # Sanjay 2012-07-02 10:56
Are there regularized safety standards on public roads?? Do buses stop at railway crossings or have they taken out railway crossings altogether?
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-1+7 # sas 2012-07-02 12:23
As I know 2 people have already died from this accident. Both are very young and both from Panadura area. May they attend nibbana :( :(
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-1+3 # DAN 2012-07-02 19:16
Blame the Govt !!!
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-1+1 # carlton 2012-07-02 22:29
Of course yes. I'm not sure whether it was a Carlton race.
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