Lorry carrying illicit cattle runs over two sisters

Two sisters died when a lorry ran over them near Anuradhapura on October 26.

The lorry was carrying illicit cattle and police was chasing it when the former collided with a motorcycle, police said.

The lorry had 18 heads of cattle and they were rescued by villagers.

The two police officers who chased the lorry had turned around the jeep and gone elsewhere after seeing the accident.

They had been interdicted and a separate investigation was launched into their questionable conduct, police said.

The lorry had collided with another cab injuring its driver as well and the lorry driver was admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital after he was attacked by people of the area, police said.

The deceased two sisters were identified as J.A.Jayani Swetha Jayakodi (32) and J.A. Samadhi Navodya Jayakodi (29). Investigations are continuing. 

 

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