Two persons - a mother and her infant daughter - died after the motorcycle on which they were travelling had veered off the road and hit a wayside tree in Aralaganwila in Polonnaruwa.
Police said that 4 persons were travelling on the motorcycle when the mishap happened yesterday (Apr. 30).
The father, who was riding the bike and a grandmother, had sustained injuries in the accident and they are being treated at the Polonnaruwa General Hospital.
They were on their way to pay homage to the Dimbulagala Temple.