Carrom player dies in train accident

The bridge where the boy's head.hit.

A youth who was returning home from Colombo after participating in a Carrom Tournament died yesterday after falling into the Mahaweli river hitting the 'Yaka' bridge in Peradeniya while travelling on a train.

Police divers found his body from the Mahaweli river, 200 metres away from the ‘Yaka’ bridge. He was reported to be a talented Carrom player of Mahaiyawa.

The youth reportedly was riding on the foot-board of the train and had fallen into the river after hitting the 'Yaka' bridge.

Peradeniya Police are investigating.

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