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Sunday, 07 June 2015 - 18:39
Update : The number of persons killed in the vehicle accident at Sembuwaththa in Mathale rises to 6
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6 persons were killed and thirteen others were injured in an accident where a speeding van toppled after the driver could not control the vehicle in Sembuwatta, Matale last afternoon.

Police stated that two women, two men and 2 children are among the dead.

Medical superintendent of the Mathale District hospital Aruna Wickrama stated that 13 others are still receiving treatment.

Police media spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that police is conducting further investigations.



Update : Monday, 08 June 2015 - 7:58
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A van falls into a precipice in Mathale – Sembuwaththa area; 4 killed 16 injured

Four persons including two women were killed and 16 others were injured after a van veered off the road and fell into a precipice, this evening.

The police stated the accident occurred on Sembuwatta area in Matale.

The wounded persons have been rushed to the Kandy Teaching hospital for treatment.

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