Monday, September 19, 2011

Repeated railway accidents in Sri Lanka; six killed, scores injured

Another train of Sri Lanka Railway met with an accident this morning as a Vavuniya bound train collided with a goods lorry.

The accident occurred on a railway crossing in Anuradhapura and police is investigating if the driver of the lorry drove it ignoring the signals.

The driver of the lorry was killed as the cleaner was admitted into Anuradhapura hospital with injuries.
Yesterday, five persons including an engine driver, an assistant driver, another Sri Lanka Railway employee were killed as an intercity train bound Kandy collided with another passenger train at Alawwa railway station along the main line.

A Thai national Buddhist monk is also among the deceased. At least 30 passengers were injured in the fatal accident.
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