Three-wheeler collides with train in Kurunegala

Three-wheeler collides with train in Kurunegala

Three-wheeler collides with train in Kurunegala

Written by Keshala Dias

10 Oct, 2016 | 10:02 pm

A person was killed when a three-wheeler collided with a train at a railway crossing in the Maraluwawa area in Kurunegala on Monday.

The rail-gate operator had not been present to man the gate at the time of the accident.

The incident occurred at around 2 p.m.  when the three-wheeler collided with an express train plying from Colombo to Kankesanthurai. Two children who were returning home from school in the three-wheeler, were injured in the accident.

The victim who died in the accident is a 34 year old male from the Thorayaya area in Kurunegala.

The News 1st correspondent stated, although a railway guard room and a rail-gate is in place at the level crossing, the rail-gate had not functioned at the time of the accident.

A Samurdhi officer was also killed in a motorcycle accident at the same location on March 22,   2016.


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