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Monday, 19 December 2016 - 18:28
1 killed and 40 hospitalised in 3 motor accidents; Funerals of 10 persons who died in the accident in Chavakachcheriya held
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Funerals of 10 individuals who died in a motor accident last Saturday near Sangaththanai Railway Station in Chavakachcheri on A9 road were held today.

Meanwhile, police said that 1 person was killed and another 40 injured in motor accident occurred in several parts of the country today as well.

30 pilgrims travelling towards Somawathiya were injured when the bus in which they were travelling in met with an accident near Wildlife Office at Sungawila today.

The Pulasthipura police stated that the accident occurred after the bus was veered off the road.

Police also said that the driver failed to control the vehicle due to high speed.

The pilgrims were from Aranayake in Kegalle. Police said the injured were not in a serious condition.   

At the same time, 8 persons including a woman were injured when a van and a double cab collided head on at Mihintale on the Anuradhapura Trincomalee road this afternoon. Police said the condition of 3 patients is serious.

Meanwhile, one person killed and two others injured when a SLTB bus and a three wheeler collided head on at Pilimathalawa on the Kandy Colombo road today.

Police said the injured two have been hospitalized with serious injuries.
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