Two persons have been killed in an accident which occurred adjacent to the Kolamunu Oya on the Kurunegala-Chilaw main route.
The deaths had resulted in a collision between a van & a lorry.
According to the police media unit 15 individuals who had been travelling in the van had sustained injuries during the accident while the driver & another passenger had succumbed to their injuries.
2 women & 3 girls are currently receiving treatment at the Hettipola hospital while a male & 7 other women have been admitted to the Kuliyapitiya hospital.
According to police, the group travelling in the van had been engaged in a pilgrimage during the time of the accident.
Police states that the driver who had committed the accident had fled the scene.
Investigations are currently underway to intercept the individual.