Motorcyclist dies in accident

The driver fled the scene of an accident in which a lorry transporting a load of sand along the Mahiyanganaya -Rohana - Pangaragammana road knocked a motorcyclist at about 7.50 on Tuesday evening.

Mohamed Rafeek Mohamed Faiz, a 24-year-old, unmarried person, who died in the incident, was passing through the Rohana area on his motorcycle at the time of the accident, according to information received by the traffic police in Mahiyanganaya.

An inquiry has opened to arrest the driver who fled the scene after the incident, the police said. A post-mortem was held on Wednesday afternoon, the police added.

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