Written by Staff Writer
21 Feb, 2014 | 2:27 pm
A woman in Gokarella was killed in an accident which occurred when she had been travelling in a motorcycle with her husband.
According to the police, the accident had occurred when the fall of her saree had entangled in the wheel of the motorcycle, as a result of which she had been thrown off the motorcycle.
She was then run over by a tipper that had been travelling behind the motorcycle.
The deceased was a teacher of a school in Gokarella.
Meanwhile, three persons died and two others suffered injuries in motor accidents that occurred during the past twelve hours.
One individual died and another suffered injuries when a van met with an accident in the Addalachchenai area in Akkaraipattu.
The accident took place at around 2.30 a.m. when a van travelling from Colombo to Addalachchenai veered off the road and crashed into an electric post. The driver of the van died in the accident. He has been identified as a resident of Hambantota.
The injured individual was admitted to the Addalachchenai Hospital and was later transferred to the Batticaloa Hospital for further treatment.
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