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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)

  Comments - 13

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:29 PM

    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.

    Jawfer Sunday, 01 July 2012 01:17 PM

    We are not developed up to that stage, we have go long way.

    joker Sunday, 01 July 2012 01:49 PM

    poor guy!
    RIP

    ranil Sunday, 01 July 2012 02:17 PM

    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.

    Nodrog Sunday, 01 July 2012 03:02 PM

    Not enough attention to spectator safety by the organizers?

    bernard Sunday, 01 July 2012 05:05 PM

    Fun for the rich but death for the poor.

    oshanda Sunday, 01 July 2012 09:33 PM

    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.

    imca Monday, 02 July 2012 04:12 AM

    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..

    achtung Monday, 02 July 2012 04:20 AM

    how do you know he was poor?

    Sanjay Monday, 02 July 2012 05:26 AM

    Are there regularized safety standards on public roads?? Do buses stop at railway crossings or have they taken out railway crossings altogether?

    sas Monday, 02 July 2012 06:53 AM

    As I know 2 people have already died from this accident. Both are very young and both from Panadura area. May they attend nibbana :( :(

    DAN Monday, 02 July 2012 01:46 PM

    Blame the Govt !!!

    carlton Monday, 02 July 2012 04:59 PM

    Of course yes. I'm not sure whether it was a Carlton race.


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