Lorry with faulty brakes kills one, injures another

Picture by Roshan Pitipana

A bystander was killed and another was severely injured after being run over by a lorry opposite Sampath Bank on D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha yesterday morning.

It was revealed that the lorry which was transporting fresh produce had faulty brakes and hence the driver could not stop the vehicle in time. The bystander, 45-year-old Sahadavan Illangovan, an Accounts Assistant from Dehiwala had been standing near the lamp post adjoining the bank when he was run over. He died on the spot. Illangovan is from Waidya Road, Dehiwala, his ID states.

The injured person is a Lake House employee. K.A.S Priyantha, an Office Assistant attached to the Sarasaviya Editorial.

Priyantha who sustained injuries to his legs had to undergo an amputation yesterday due to the severity of his injury. Police investigations are continuing.

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