Several army personnel hospitalised after pre-dawn accident in Bulugala

Several army personnel hospitalised after pre-dawn accident in Bulugala

Written by News 1st

29 Apr, 2014 | 7:56 am

Seven army personnel were injured when a army Truck met with accident close to the 76th Kilometre mile post in Bulagala Junction on the Dambulla – Anuradhapura main road.

The Police media unit said that the truck which was traveling to Colombo veered off the road and crashed on to a tree.

The accident took place at 12/45 Monday morning while heading back to Colombo after visiting the Chundikulam Army Camp in Jaffna.

According to the Police, a Second Lieutenant who was traveling in the front of the truck and three others were seriously injured.

Another 4 Army personnel traveling in the back were also injured.

Our correspondent based in the area said that a joint effort by the Fire Extinguishing Unit of the Dambulla Municipal Council, the Dambulla Police and the Army personnel based in Dambulla , took almost an hour to rescue a trapped soldier.

The Police media unit said that the injured are receiving treatment at the Dambulla Hospital.

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