Written by Bella Dalima
19 Apr, 2014 | 10:24 pm
A journey that ended in tears – News1st brought to you the tragic story of a group of individuals who were on their way to visit their relatives in view of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year – meeting an untimely death. The tractor they were travelling in veered off the road and plunged into a canal in Aralaganwila.
The accident claimed the lives of ten individuals
Even before these tears of this tragedy dried, less than 24 hours after the accident, a separate accident was reported on Saturday morning from Kataragama. Five persons died and a nine-year-old survived the accident.
Members of the one family from Ambatenna, Katugastota had been travelling to Kataragama in this ill-fated van on Saturday morning.
The van had plunged into the Detagamuwa Tank at around 04.30 on Saturday morning. Police suspect the the accident may have occurred because the driver fell asleep behind the wheel.
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