4 election officers got injured when the jeep in which they were transporting ballot boxes for the Presidential Election collided head on with a lorry this noon.
The jeep was moving from Nuwara Eliya Gamini College to Minuwangoda, Ginigath-hena when it met with the accident near Watawala Police Station on Hatton – Colombo main road.
A senior officer in charge of polling booths, 2 of his officers and a policeman were among the victims.
The Nuwara Eliya Deputy Election Commissioner has taken immediate measures to replace with new officers to the respective polling booths.
pix by - Ranjith Rajapakse