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A three-year-old baby died and nine others were seriously injured in an accident between a van and a lorry at the 33.2 and 33.3 km mile post in Dodangoda on the Southern Expressway (E01) this morning, police said

The van and the lorry were heading towards Galle from Horana. The van had crashed into the back of the lorry.

It is reported that two people including the driver of the van were in a critical condition. The injured were admitted to the Nagoda, Bandaragama and Panadura hospitals, police said.




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  • Fuzzy Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:08 AM

    Actually lorries should not be allowed in the expressway. I myself have witnessed lorries going at 40 or 50 km/h in the expressway. That too in the middle of the two tracks. sometimes inexperienced drivers can loose control when they suddenly see these giants in the middle of the highway. via DM Android App

    M.Muttha Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:57 AM

    Another fatal accident. Drivers of many vehicles do not observe cardinal rule on Expressways. The right lane is only for overtaking and once that is completed he should get to the left lane. It is observed that bus/truck drivers drivers keep to the centre of the road thus causing impedance to other Expressway users. via DM iPad app

    Devapriya Mendis Tuesday, 18 March 2014 04:54 AM

    Last sunday night i travelled from Matara to Kaduwela on the expressway but was shocked to find that at least 4 cars were without any lights whatsoever at their rear. It is very dangerous situation as police are only worried about speeding but dont even check the cars/vehcles that enter whether lights are working specilay in the night possing serious threat to others.

    Kanthi Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:45 AM

    Implement a system to educate the drivers

    s PERERA Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:38 AM

    There should be one mut at least otherwise you have no reason to meet with an accident of this calibre.

    wal polkitcha Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:27 PM

    Imagine what happens with 2 muts on the highway.

    Akshe Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:41 AM

    Driver might fall on a sleep!! Very sad to hear about the little one..


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