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Five soldiers were injured while an Army Second Lieutenant was killed after an army vehicle they were traveling crashed into a tree in Minneriya, around 3 am this morning, the Minneriya police said.

The five injured Army personnel were rushed to the Pollonnaruwa hospital for treatment. The police are conducting investigations into the accident. (K.G.Karunarathna)

  Comments - 6

  • citizen1 Friday, 11 March 2011 03:32 PM

    Ridiculously high speeds! This happens when people believe that they are invincible.

    Punchi Putha Friday, 11 March 2011 05:36 AM

    Why always an officer dies during accidents involving army? Is this what you call leading from the front?

    Dushantha Friday, 11 March 2011 05:50 AM

    You all guys reduce your speed and obey the rules of the road. Even the CTB bus drivers when they carry security personnel, they become road owners.

    Dinesh Friday, 11 March 2011 06:18 AM

    Too may accidents involving forces including the police. Lives also being lost. Both forces and civilians. Something has to be done.

    sltk2004 Friday, 11 March 2011 06:20 AM

    Fortunately no pedestrians or other vehicles were hit

    Rohan kariyawasm Friday, 11 March 2011 12:13 PM

    This is not a news in north&east everyday many people die because of reckless driving of vehicles by our valiant forces


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