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Monday, 30 October 2017 - 18:07
Two STF officers die as car collides with train
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Two persons died when a car collided with a train at a railway crossing in Andadola in Ambalangoda.

Police said the deceased persons were Sub Inspectors attached to the Special Task Force.
 
Another woman who was travelling in the car had been hospitalized with critical injuries.
 
She is the wife of one of those STF officers. She is admitted to Balapitiya Hospital.

Meanwhile, two women were killed and 13 others were injured and admitted to the Balapitiya Hospital when a van collided with a train at an unprotected level crossing in Meetiyagoda, Daluwatumulla last evening.

The deceased were residents of Meetiyagoda and Thelwatta aged 37 and 49.

The accident occurred when the van had attempted to cross the level crossing disregarding the warning by the railway gatekeeper and had collided with a special train plying from Galle to Colombo.

A monk and 14 women travelling in the van were injured and two women who sustained critical injuries died upon admission to the Balapitiya Hospital.

The driver of the van was arrested in connection with the incident.



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