One dead in a fatal crash

Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 9:58


One dead and two injured after the van they travelled in collided with a lorry that had toppled after it crashed on to a wild elephant along Puttalam- Anuradhapura road this morning.

Police said a lorry transporting rice from Vavuniya to Colombo had toppled when it crashed onto a wild elephant at around 12.40 am this morning. Later a van heading to Katunayake from Jaffna had knocked onto the toppled vehicle killing one and injuring two others.

The deceased is a resident of Kotahena area in Colombo.