5 killed in motor vehicle accidents within the past few hours

Monday, 05 August 2013 - 8:12


Three persons traveling in a three-wheeler were killed in an accident in which the three-wheeler clashed against an SLT bus at Pahajjaawa in Dikwaella last afternoon.


The persons killed in the accident were a 56 year old woman, a 28 year old young woman and a one and a half year old baby.


Police media spokesman office said that they are residents of Waeligama.


Two more persons injured in the accident are currently receiving treatment at the Matara hospital.


Meanwhile two women were killed in an accident that occurred last night in which a three-wheeler, a van and a bus collided at Kalu-aggala on the main Colombo – Awissawella Road last night.


The persons killed in the accident were two women resident in Bomiriya in Kaduwela  who had come in the three-wheeler.


While the van and bus drivers have been arrested, it has been revealed that the van driver had been under the influence of alcohol.