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Friday, 13 April 2018 - 10:51
Two die in Welikanda road tragedy (Photos)
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Two persons including a woman were killed and 9 others sustained injuries when a cab and a lorry fell into a canal in the Welikanda area on the Habarana - Batticaloa road this morning.
 
Police said a cab had stopped on the road when an elephant was crossing the road and then a lorry which came behind had hit the cab.
 
Then both the vehicles had fallen into the canal due to the impact.
 
Police said 17 persons were travelling in the cab.

The occupants of the cab were residents of Wattala and the lorry was from Valachchenai.

Police said that the lorry driver had fled the scene following the accident.
 
A 60-year-old woman who was in the cab and the assistant of the lorry had died.
 
7 persons of the injured were admitted to Polonnaruwa Hospital while 2 others are receiving treatment at Welikanda Hospital.



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