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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 9:26
Tense situation in Nanu – Oya after a 7 year old school girl is killed in a motor accident; STF in called on to control the situation;The Tipper set on fire (photos)
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STF have been deployed to control the tense situation that erupted following a motor accident that killed a seven year old girl in Nanu Oya town in Nuwara Eliya this morning.

Police said protesters have blocked off traffic on the Nuwara Eliya - Hatton road in Nanu Oya town.

Nuwara Eliya Magistrate I.R.D. Silva who reached the scene to perform a magistrate inquiry was forced to return amid the protests .

Our correspondent stated that businesses in the vicinity of the accident have been closed for business.

The railway station entrance was blocked off by protesters who were burning tires making it  impossible  for train passengers to enter the premises .

The 7-year old girl who was on her way to school died on the spot when a speeding tipper knocked her down on a passenger level crossing in Nanu Oya town this morning.

Our correspondent stated that angry residents started a protest and set the tipper on fire.

Protesters continue the strike demanding police to hand over the arrested driver.






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