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Motorcyclist dies in crash

A motorcyclist died on the spot after he was knocked down by a lorry in Mavadivembu in Batticaloa.

The victim was identified as Karunadaran Varadan 54, a Samurdhi official and a father of one, a resident of Vandaramulai in Batticaloa. The victim had tried to overtake another vehicle when he collided with the lorry coming from the opposite direction.

The suspect lorry driver was arrested by the Eravur Police and produced before the Magistrate’s Court.