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SI killed, six injured when van escorting COVID-19 body topples in Hatton

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A Sub Inspector of Police attached to the Hatton Police was killed and six others including three police officers were injured, when a van escorting a hearse carrying a COVID-19 body to Oddamavadi in Batticaloa for burial, was skidded off the road and toppled at Watawala on the Hatton - Ginigathhena Road this morning.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the body of a 79-year old Muslim woman was being transported at around 7 a.m today from Hatton when the accident occurred near the 59th mile-post.

A sergeant, two constables, two civilians and the driver of the van were travelling along with the SI and they were admitted to the Watawala Hospital.

However, the spokesman said another team from Ginigathhena Police had been sent to provide security to the hearse carrying the body of COVID-19 woman to the Oddamavadi.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya and Hatton Ranjith)

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  • Lal Saturday, 05 June 2021 10:09 AM

    LONG DUE. STILL OUT OF CONTROL EVERY CORNER. WHAT A PATHETIC SITUATION IN SRILANKA R. I. P.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Saturday, 05 June 2021 10:53 AM

    Covid 19 donations and assistance received should be maintained by the General Treasury and Auditor General should monitor same to guarantee for purposeful use of such funds

    Uthey Saturday, 05 June 2021 11:26 AM

    No protection for mistakes; SL needs to improve road safety with the road tax and all tax collected from motorists.

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 05 June 2021 11:28 AM

    Very good news to hear when actual persons of authority succumb on these roads, where thousands of ordinary citizens have already died and injured and nothing is done.


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