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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 7:23
Another couple hit by train while taking selfie in Kahawa
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A 26-year old man died while his wife was injured in a train accident while they were taking a selfie near Kahawa Railway Station in Ambalangoda.

The couple was hit by Jaffna Matara train while they were taking a selfie in the close proximity of railway track last afternoon.

It is revealed that the deceased residing in the same area had married two months ago.

Three persons have died in train accidents within the last 24 hours while attempting to take selfies.

Meanwhile, Railway Security Superintendent Anura Premarathna said that 5 persons died in railway accidents in the last 24 hours.

The post mortems of the two brothers who were hit by the train while taking selfie near the Colpetty Railway Station were held at the Colombo National Hospital today.

At the same time, the severed head of the 12-year old boy who were hit against the moving train was recovered from Gampaha Railway Station this morning.

The two brothers were residents of Anuradhapura.

The elder brother had returned home Singapore yesterday.

The two brothers together with some family members had driven to Galle Face Green from the Airport and had proceeded to Colpetty later.

The two victims were hit by Aluthgama bound train from Colombo while they were taking selfie near the Colpetty Railway Station yesterday.

Meanwhile, 20 persons have died in train accidents as they were taking selfies or using mobile phones on railway tracks within the last 6 months of this year.

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