Brothers killed in Marine Drive “mobile phone incident”

Brothers killed in Marine Drive “mobile phone incident”

Brothers killed in Marine Drive “mobile phone incident”

Written by Mayooran Kantharvel

12 Jun, 2017 | 9:46 am

The Railways Department says that the number of deaths caused while attempting to snap selfies near railway lines has increased drastically.

The most recent incident was reported in Colombo 03 on Saturday

Two brothers were killed when they were run over by a train on Saturday evening, while attempting to snap a selfie on Marine drive in Colombo 3.

The police said that the two brothers hailing from Anuradhapura, aged 12 and 24, were run over by the Colombo – Galle train.

Superintendent of Railway Security, Anura Premarathne said that during the course of the past six months, over 20 deaths have been reported while attempting to snap selfies surrounding trains.

He requested the public to caution those attempting to snap such selfies, putting their lives at risk.

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