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Two dead, three others from same family injured in accident

The car involved in the head-on collision at Badagamuwa, Kurunegala.

A father and daughter were killed and another three from the same family were injured when a car and a lorry collided head-on at Badagamuwa, Kurunegala on the Dambulla-Kurunegala Road early yesterday morning.

The deceased have been identified as 48-year-old Thamara Priyanthi and her 96-year-old father T.Darmaratna, residents of Ibbagamuwa.

The deceased woman is a well known businesswoman who had several shops in the Pannala area.

Her husband and two children who were in the backseat of the car too have been injured.

The woman had been driving the car with her father in the front seat, according to the Police. They had been returning after attending a relatives wedding at Wennapuwa.

“One of the injured children is said to be in critical condition. The driver of the lorry has been arrested and an investigation has been launched,” Police said.