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At least six persons were killed and three were injured in two separate road accidents in Kekirawa and Bandaragama this morning, the Police said.

In Kekirawa, four persons who were travelling in a three-wheeler including two women were killed when the -wheeler collided with a cab on the Anuradhapura Road early on Sunday.

Police said the three-wheeler, traveling from Dambulla to Anuradhapura, collided with the cab which was travelling in the opposite direction.

Police identified the deceased were aged between 42 to 57 were residents of Maharachchimulla, Alawwa and Kokarella.

The driver of the cab had fled the scene and is to be arrested in connection with the accident.

In Bandaragama, two persons were killed and three were injured after two motorcycles collided at Kothalawala Junction this morning.

Police said the injured were admitted to the Panadura and Horana Hospitals.

The deceased were residents of Horana and Ampara, the Police said.(DS)

  Comments - 4

  • La vérité en fin Sunday, 07 September 2014 06:45 AM

    What a crying shame! And the driver of the cab has fled? I have noticed with the increase in numbers of motorbikes that motorbike drivers tend to disobey and ignore every possible rule of safe driving: never PATIENTLY waiting their turn, over-taking on the left when the right is blocked (often endangering pedestrians), entering the street without stopping to look, speeding in highly congested areas, no helmets on children and frequently not on the wife/girl friend, and on and on.

    Mm Sunday, 07 September 2014 10:19 AM

    Most of the drivers in Sri Lanka haven't had a proper education and just manage to get a driving licence to get a job! They have no common sense, only fit to drive bullock carts!!!

    premalal Monday, 08 September 2014 01:16 AM

    This is very sad. A vehicle is meant to get you from one place to another in safety. Not only to the occupants but to others. Vehicles are now used to do this task quickly regardless. Politicians should lead by example.

    ubaith Monday, 08 September 2014 04:14 AM

    This is what I exactly wanted to say. Be patient and avoid the catastrophe. a few minutes would save the lives.

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