Independent investigation to be conducted into Pothuhera train collision

Independent investigation to be conducted into Pothuhera train collision

Independent investigation to be conducted into Pothuhera train collision

Written by Staff Writer

30 Apr, 2014 | 4:50 pm

Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama syas that an independent investigation would be conducted under the supervision of a retired justice into the head on collision between two trains near the Pothuhera Railway Station in Kurunegala.

The Minister said another investigation into this incident would be conducted at the Railway Department level.

A group of government officials including the minister visited those injured in the incident at the Kurunegala Teaching hospital. Minister Welgama futher said that steps would be taken to provide compensation for the injured.

The accident occurred at around 8.45 on Wednesday morning at the Pothuhera Railway Station when the Rajarata Rajina train plying from Vavuniya to Matara collided with the express train Deyata Kirula plying from Colombo Fort to Pallai.

 

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