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Four are killed in accidents today while 24 are hospitalized

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By ITN News Editor December 27, 2019 19:33

Four are killed in accidents today while 24 are hospitalized

Four persons have been killed and several others injured in two road accidents. Many have sustained injuries.Three persons have died and two others have sustained critical injuries in a motor accident that happened in the Sankapala area in Ratnapura.

The accident happened in the early hours of today following a head on collision of a lorry and a bus. The Uda Walawe Police said that the dead and the injured are all who travelled in the lorry.Meanwhile, one person died and another suffered injuries following the collision of a three wheeler and a motorbike. The accident had happened near the Dhammananda School in Moronthuduwa. A thirty year old pillion rider was the victim of the accident. A person who was travelling in the three wheeler sustained critical injuries. The Police said the driver of the three wheeler had been drunk at the time of the accident.

At least 16 people were injured when a van veered off the road in the Anguruwatota area on the Horana-Matugama main road. According to our correspondent four of them were children. Police said the accident had occurred as a result of the driver falling asleep.
Meanwhile, six infants, including a small child were seriously injured in an accident at Thangalu Wellyaya area on the Colombo Kataragama main road. The accident occurred when a car and a bus collided. The injured were residents of Getamanna area in Bandarawatta. The bus that was traveling from Ranna towards Tangalle collided head on. Police say the driver of the car had fallen asleep and it is the cause of the accident. Tangalle Police are conducting further investigations.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 27, 2019 19:33

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