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At least 24 were injured following a train-bus collision near the Rockland Junction, Beruwala a short while ago, police said.

Police said that the private bus, which was returning from a funeral house in Galle had collided with the Galle bound train at an unprotected railway crossing near the Rockland junction at around 7.15 pm.

The injured persons were rushed to the Nagoda hospital, Police said. (Sarath Siriwardane)

  Comments - 18

  • kawum kanna yodaya Saturday, 20 April 2013 03:35 PM


    Don Saturday, 20 April 2013 03:37 PM

    1. Our people never ever learn
    2. You cant blame gov for every stupid mistakes made by drivers
    3. Most drivers drive like they are sitting on a hot stove, no patience.
    4. Tests for drivers licencing must be toughen and corruption must be eradicated. (I have seen a women who couldnt move the vehicle 5ft without stalling the engine getting the licence in Nara)

    Raz Sunday, 21 April 2013 05:45 AM

    If goverment is unable to afford rail gates for the temperary basis give a rapid solution with bamboo,we will be able to avoid this kind of tragedy.

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 21 April 2013 06:25 AM

    Before hanging the driver conduct an inquiry.How do we know whether there was a protection at this level crossing?

    RamUk Sunday, 21 April 2013 06:32 AM

    that is common in a 3rd world country

    ANTON Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:52 PM


    Nodrog Sunday, 21 April 2013 04:02 PM

    Don't judge us by your standards.

    rajarajaraja Sunday, 21 April 2013 07:27 AM

    yes, motorist should be allowed to speedup! said by ?

    Fazaal Sunday, 21 April 2013 07:48 AM

    Goverment busy with large constructions they don't have time to concentrate on these small railway crossings

    Sheva Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:00 AM

    Unprotected rail crossings in this day and age are unacceptable. Attention should be paid to this area before they build jogging tracks. via DM Android App

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:20 AM

    these are my views regarding to your comments.
    1.Our autorities will never learn.
    2. We have to blame Gov. not maning unprotected Railway crossings and erecting atleast "bamboo gate"
    3.All the drivers are going after money,like others as Private bus industry is not a smooth as we think and they have to pay soo many taxes and santhosams.

    shiraz Sunday, 21 April 2013 11:28 AM

    sri lanka is a third world still 90 percent uncivilized shit country where people still poo on th main roads

    dilan.fernando Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:51 AM

    These things happen in the developed word as well, but in SL(third word) keeps happening over and over again. Its a fault of the system and with corrupt leaders and officials we cant expect subordinates to allways do the correct.

    Francis Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:19 AM

    Death penalty is the good example to follow in this case as well.

    ANTON Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:30 AM

    Main reason behind this is negligence of police officers for not arresting reckless drivers. Because most of these bus owners are political fat cats.

    Pluto Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:22 AM

    "Hang them high"

    Grace Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:56 AM

    This kind of accidents occurred before and so many lives were lost. We are still not learning from experience.

    weha Saturday, 20 April 2013 03:28 PM

    We can't even get our rail gates working properly yet some want to increase the speed limit.
    May the Dead rest in peace and the injured get healed quickly.

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