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Thursday, 14 June 2012 - 12:31
Accident claims two lives in Kotahena
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Two individuals died and 9 others were injured and hospitalized following an accident that took place on the Kotahena - Jampettah Street.

The police media unit states that the two deceased were an eight month old baby and a seventy year old woman.

The accident had taken place when a motor vehicle had crashed into a tent housing pilgrims who were taking part in the St.Anthony's Church festival this morning.

The deceased were identified as residents of Rakwana in Ratnapura.

The driver of the vehicle has fled the scene and the police have begun an investigation to apprehend the suspect.

Meanwhile due to another accident that took place along the Kegalle - Kurunegala main road, about 37 school children were injured and are being treated in the Kegalle Teaching Hospital.

The accident has taken place when a bus carrying school children had collided with a car near and the bus had toppled down a precipice of about 30 feet.

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