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)