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Around 35 train accident deaths in year’s first 36 days

About 35 persons had died in train accidents during the first 36 days of this year, according to latest reports of the National Council for Road Safety. During 2017, about 177 persons had died in train accidents and 260 persons had been injured from 377 train accidents, National Council for Road Safety Chairman Dr. Sisira Kodagoda told the Daily News, in Kurunegala, recently.

He added that a special programme had been launched by the government, in collaboration with the Railway Department, to minimise train accidents this year by educating schoolchildren and youths.