By Pushpakumara Jayaratna
Six people were killed and 10 others injured when the van they were traveling in collided with a lorry along the Deduru-Oya bridge in Kurunegala early this morning, the police said. All those who were killed were members of one family which included two children.
The injured were admitted to the Colombo, Kurunegala and Kandy hospitals and the driver of the lorry was taken into custody, the police added.
The passengers in the van were heading back from a trip to Jaffna and police believe the lorry was speeding at the time of the accident.
The Kurunegala police are conducting further investigations. (Daily Mirror online)