One dead, another severely injured in an accident in Kiyulayaya

One dead, another severely injured in an accident in Kiyulayaya

One dead, another severely injured in an accident in Kiyulayaya

Written by Staff Writer

14 Jun, 2019 | 11:24 am

Colombo (News 1st): One person died following an accident that occurred in the Kiyulayaya area in the Siyabalanduwa police division.

The accident occurred at around 3.30 AM today (June 14) when a lorry transporting vegetables from Welimada to Kalmunai fell into a culvert. The driver of the lorry died following the accident while his assistant sustained severe injuries and is currently receiving treatment at the Siyabalanduwa Base Hospital. The victim was a 49-year-old resident Welimada.

Police suspect the cause of the accident was due to the driver falling asleep at the wheel, further investigations are currently underway.

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