Written by Staff Writer
11 Apr, 2015 | 10:20 pm
A recent analysis has shown that most accidents occur as a result of rush and negligence. It has also been reported that several of these incidents are related to train accidents.
Commuters who are in a rush to reach their destinations often forget their own personal safety. Travelling on the train tracks and boarding a moving train are both punishable offences.
Saturday morning, in an attempt to reach their destination , a woman lost her life leaving her two children without a mother.
Thirty five (35) year old Vithanage Niluka arrived at the railway station on Saturday morning with her husband and two children to undertake a journey ahead of the new year.
The mother and her two children were stuck in between the train and platform when they attempted to board a moving train.
A passenger who attempted to rescue them also suffered serious injuries to his legs. The mother and one of the children who suffered injuries were rushed to the Ragama Teaching Hospital.
However, the mother who was in a rush to board the train, breathed her last upon admission to the hospital. The seven- year-old child who met with this tragedy suffered minor injuries and was fortunate to live another day.
However, this act of attempting to reach a destination quickly resulted in a child losing his mother.
Another train accident was reported from Hikkaduwa on Saturday morning. A 14 year old girl on her way to a tuition class was killed when she was knocked down by an express train travelling from Maradana to Matara.
She was a resident from Meetiyagoda, Kalupe.
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