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Two die in motorcycle-container crash

Two youths died when their motorcycle crashed into a container transporting rice at Awundangawa on the Dambulla Habarana road yesterday evening.

According to Sigiriya Police, the container carrying rice was plying from Pollonnaruwa to Colombo.

The motorcycle was coming from the opposite direction.

The Police said the motorcycle caught fire after the crash.

Sigiriya Police had stopped the motorcycle which was passing the police barricade at a high speed a few minutes before the accident.