One child died and 13 persons received injuries when a small lorry carrying a group of pilgrims knocked against a tree at Ella Road area in Tambuttegama along the Colombo Anuradhapura main road this morning.
Four women, three men and six children were among the injured.
According to the police media sources, the group of pilgrims was traveling to Anuradhapura prior to the incident.
The pilgrims are residents of Wariyapola, while the 8 year old girl who died is a resident of Kalugamuwa, Wariyapola.
The injured persons have been admitted to Anuradhapura and Tambuttegama Hospitals.