One dead and 13 injured in accident in Galgamuwa

One dead and 13 injured in an accident in Galgamuwa

by Staff Writer 26-05-2024 | 6:23 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st) - One person dead and 13 injured after a van met with an accident in MeeOya, Galgamuwa.

According to the police, the van collided onto a bridge and then on to a tree.

The deceased was identified as a 69 year old resident from Embilipitiya.

7 of the injured were taken to the Anuradhapura hospital and 6 of them were taken to the Galgamuwa hospital.

The injured were pilgrims travelling to Anuradhapura.

Police said the accident took place when the driver of the van fell asleep.