Athurugiriya accident claims lives of five family members

Athurugiriya accident claims lives of five family members

Athurugiriya accident claims lives of five family members

Written by Lahiru Fernando

25 Sep, 2015 | 11:23 pm

Four members of the same family – mother, son, daughter and the daughter’s eight-year-old child, were killed in a tragic motor accident early Friday morning at the Koskandawala Junction in Athurugiriya.

The accident took place at 5 a.m. when a bus travelling from Malabe to Athurugiriya collided with a three-wheeler travelling in the opposite direction. According to eye-witness accounts, five persons were traveling in the three-wheeler at the time of the accident.

Four persons succumbed to their injuries upon admission to the Homagama and Thalangama Hospitals while the driver of the three-wheeler continues to receive treatment at the National Hospital. According to the relatives, the victims met with the tragedy while on their way to visit the husband of deceased 60-year-old Piyaseeli, who had been hospitalised.

The driver of the private bus has been arrested by the police.

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