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Train crashes into parked lorry

Four passengers dead, six injured

(File Photo)

Four passengers were killed and six others seriously injured when an express train crashed into a lorry parked beside the rail track at Angulana last evening.

The victims were on the foot board when the accident occurred.

The train was operating fro Colombo Fort to Kalutara.

According to Angulana Police sources, one victim died on the spot while the others died on admission to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.

The lorry had been parked near the rail track to ease the traffic congestion on the road due to a funeral procession.

Police added that the train was ravelling at a high speed when the accident occurred and Police along with the area residents rushed the injured to hospital.

Hospital sources said that several passengers are in a critical condition. The body of one victim is kept at the Angulana Hospital morgue while the bodies of the other victims have been kept at Kalubowila hospital morgue.

A police team of the Angulana police led by OIC Dulip D.Perera is conducting investigations 


 

There are 3 Comments

When are we going to ban this traveling on the foot board ? Its a great safety hazard and how can the authority be so blind ..,,I have seen young people who just wait on the platform just to hitch a ride on the foot board ..a dare devil ride ..They need to be fined for their own safety ,

Isn't this incident enough for the responsible authorities to provide adequate compartments to the trains rather than making the commutors pay with thier lives? Just look at the trains that are transporting office crowds... they are over -loaded due to insufficient space. Use only carriages with centre space for office time trains. Modify some of the compartments to accomodate more passengers as the no. of passengers are growing.

Our crooked leaders can't get it that we need more trains between towns where there is a demand.Buy more tracks and trains to ease traffic congestion and ease the crowded trains at the peak times. Our Ambudays know little but to rob the country dry.

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