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Road accident claims four lives. Eight are injured

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By ITN News Editor March 18, 2019 19:22

Road accident claims four lives. Eight are injured

Four people have died and another eight injured in a motor accident. The accident had taken place in the Nagavilluwa area along the Puttalam Colombo main road.
The accident had happened in the early hours of today when a tipper truck which was plying from Colombo along the Puttalam Colombo main road had collided with a stationed lorry and thereafter hit a nearby van.
Four people were killed on the spot. Eight persons including the driver of the van sustained injuries. Among the dead were an expectant mother travelling in the van and two other women. The lorry driver was also killed. The injured were admitted to the Puttalam Hospital and four others who were critically injured were later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital. The van was heavily damaged and those who were travelling in the van were residents of Jaffna. The driver of the tipper truck has been taken into custody.
The Puttalam Police are pursuing further investigations.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 18, 2019 19:22

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