A 16-year-old student was killed and eleven others were injured when a cab ran over them at Aralaganwila today.
Police said the cab which was travelling from Dehiattakandiya to Aralaganwila had crashed on to a group of students returning from a private class at Bogas Junction in Aralaganwila at around 3 p.m today.
The injured were admitted to the Polonnaruwa and Aralaganwila Hospitals.
They were aged between 14 and 16 years. The 16-year-old, a resident of Ranmalthenna, died on admission to the Aralaganwila Hospital.
The driver of the cab was taken into the custody. Hospital sources said that four of the students were in a critical condition.