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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 10:18
Teen dies after being hit by a train as he spoke over the phone- [photos]
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A 19-year-old boy has died after being hit by a train near the Gampaha flyover, yesterday.

He was attempting to cross the railway crossing, even as the rail gate was closed, when he was hit and killed.

Police said that he was a student of Bandaranaike Maha Vidyalaya in Gampaha and a resident in Sapumal Place, Nedungamuwa in Gampaha.

Eye witnesses said that the student was speaking on his mobile phone when he tried to cross the railroad.

It was revealed that the deceased, Sohan Niroda, was speaking with his mother over the phone when he was fatally hit by the train.

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