Trains snatch more lives – Wellawatte, Ratmalana deaths sound warning

Trains snatch more lives – Wellawatte, Ratmalana deaths sound warning

Trains snatch more lives – Wellawatte, Ratmalana deaths sound warning

Written by Staff Writer

11 May, 2016 | 9:53 pm

Three people were killed in train accidents that took place in Wellawatte and Ratmalana on Wednesday.

An accident occurred close to the Wellawatte Railway Station at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The Railway Control Room said that a young couple were run over by a train travelling to Colombo.

Police stated that the victims were residents of the Maskeliya area.

The bodies of the deceased have been taken to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital for post-mortem examinations.

Meanwhile, another railway accident took place close to the Ratmalana Railway Station. The Railway Control Room said that an individual had died after being run over by a train travelling from Panadura to Maradana.

A number of accidents have been reported along the Bambalapitiya – Ratmalana railway line over the past few days.

On May 9, a young girl was killed when she was run over by a train near the Wellawatte Railway Station.

On April 25,two young girls were run over by an intercity express train, bound from Maradana to Kalutara.

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