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Twenty four ‘selfie’ deaths on rail tracks this year

Twenty four youths have died in the past ten months while taking ‘selfies’ on rail tracks. In 2016 railway accidents have cost the lives of 180, while 256 have been injured, National Council for Road Safety Chairman Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said.

There had been 84 vehicle accidents over railway crossings, while 506 vehicles have collided with railway gates in 2016. 76 accidents were reported of passengers falling off trains while 436 have been injured while trying to cross over railway tracks.