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Accident kills mother, daughter

A 35-year-old mother and her five-year-old daughter were killed when the three-wheeler in which they were travelling crashed into a JCB excavator parked near the Ambagahawila Junction on the Elpitiya – Kahaduwa – Mapalagama road on March 20.

The deceased were identified as Mapalagama Manage Chathuska and her daughter, Biguni Mandara. They were travelling in the three-wheeler with another woman and her daughter when the incident took place. Investigations revealed that the two women were taking their children to a tuition class. Pitigala Police have taken the two drivers into custody, along with the vehicles. The bodies are lying at the Elpitiya Hospital morgue, awaiting a postmortem examination. Investigations are continuing.