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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 - 8:14
Update : Six workers interdicted following Aluthgama train accident : Video
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Six railway workers were interdicted following the train accident that occurred at Aluthgama this morning.
 
A fuel carriage collided with the rear of a stationary power set at the Aluthgama Railway Station this morning.
 
The Railway General Manager has interdicted the two station masters of the Aluthgama Railway station, engine driver of the fuel carriage and three of its workers.
 
The engine driver and his assistant of the fuel carriage who received minor injuries were admitted to Aluthgama hospital and hospital sources said that the condition of the two were not serious.
 
The Railway Department has initiated a special investigation regarding the accident and the services along the coastal line have returned to normal despite intermittent delays.
 
Aluthgama train accident took place just after eight days of another accident of the same nature at Pothuhera in which 68 passengers were injured.
 
Railway Department Deputy Transport Superintendent Gamini Seneviratne said that the investigation will find out whether the fault of this accident is at station masters or the engine driver of the fuel carriage.




Update :  Wednesday, 07 May 2014 - 13:13
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A fuel transporting train collides against a train stopped near the Aluthgama Railway station. Impediments to coastal line railway transport.

An accident occurred this dawn as a result of a fuel transport train colliding against a power – set train stopped at the Aluthgama railway station.

The Railway Control Room said that there were obstructions to the coastal line train transport due to the derailment of several railway compartments.

General Manager B. A. P. Aariyaratne said that currently investigations were being carried out with regard to the incident.

On 30th April too an accident took place when another train collided against a train that had stopped at the Potuhaera railway station.  

68 persons were injured in this accident.
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