Four persons were killed including two children, while seven others were injured when a van caught fire on the Elamodhara Bridge on the Kalutara-Horana road this morning. Pictures show the van which sustained extensive damages due to the fire. The reason for the fire is yet to be determined but the police say a petrol can was inside the van at the time of the incident. Pix by Sarath Siriwardena
this is an another indian vehical got fired on road. please don't buy this cheap indian vehicles. not safe!!! go for a used japanese vehicle.itz more reliable & safe....
The God Father Thursday, 26 January 2012 06:40 AM
Lankan Thursday, 26 January 2012 07:08 AM
is 11 people inside in a small van????
lankaputha Thursday, 26 January 2012 07:15 AM
Highly suspicious, how come the police is so sure there was a can and it had Petrol ?
sltk2004 Thursday, 26 January 2012 07:10 AM
How can the police say there was a petrol can inside? Were they able to find the can?
prem Thursday, 26 January 2012 07:21 AM
Why they were unable come out until death. What were they doing till that/? THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED.
piyal Thursday, 26 January 2012 08:44 AM
Sudden blast may have caused the mayhem yet this is very rare occurrence - "seven others were injured " all of them badly injured they could not even pull out those trap inside? If there was petrol can yes possibilities are pretty rife
all of them badly injured they could not even pull out those trap inside? If there was petrol can yes possibilities are pretty rife...')" type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary btn-sm" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px">Reply
reader Thursday, 26 January 2012 08:56 AM
hmm very sad a bad time for vans
reader Thursday, 26 January 2012 08:48 AM
if the door was locked may be it malfunctioned when the vehicle caught fire
Narayan Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:04 AM
Time has come to the country to enforce strict law on road worthiness of a vehicle. Some mechanism should be developed to implement the law without any flaw.
fire Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:49 AM
Some fire extinguishers must be fixed in the van,,bus .
FBI Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:59 AM
Seems to me like ppl who were already killed may have been torched with the Van.......may be a planned third degree murder.....
DXB Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:51 AM
How we can ensure Road worthiness vehicles when goverment is collecting 300% tax on vehicle imprts .
Lutronman Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:17 PM
Quite a lot of vans carry Petrol cans fitted through a tube to feed the engine due to economic reasons! Some vans don't have a working Indicator for fuel, some like to keep track of consumption & so & s forth.
Lutronman Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:18 PM
Could have had a deadlock.
Lutronman Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:19 PM
have you heard of a Petrol bomb or a Molotov Cocktail.
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