Aralanganwila accident – death toll rises (Video)

Aralanganwila accident – death toll rises (Video)

Written by Bella Dalima

18 Apr, 2014 | 10:14 pm

The death toll as a result of the accident that took place after a tractor fell into a canal in Aralaganwila, Polonnaruwa has risen to ten.

Individuals who were travelling aboard the tractor were identified as members of the same family who were on their way to visit their relatives in lieu of the New Year season.

Police say that ten individuals fell victim to the tragic incident after the tractor toppled into the ZD river.

Two males, four females and four children were among the dead. Eight other lives  were saved with the help of  villagers.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that over twenty one people had travelled in the tractor at the time of the accident and added the accident had occurred as the driver of the tractor had lost control of the vehicle.

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