Accident kills two, injures three

Police and residents at the scene of the accident. Picture by M. S. MUZAFFIR, Puttalam Special Corr.

Two individuals were killed and three others were injured in an accident that occurred at Kiriyankalli, along the Puttalam – Colombo main road in Mundel, last Thursday evening, when an Army lorry plying from Puttalam to Colombo, collided with a three-wheeler and motorcycle which were travelling in the opposite direction.

Mundel Police said the victims were identified as 56-year-old Ibunu Kaleel Rahuman of Norochcholai and 23-year-old J. A. S. Prasanna Gunathilaka of Pallivasal Thurai, Kalpitiya, while the three injured were revealed to be the 28-year-old and 33-year-old sons of the three-wheeler driver and the pillion rider of the motorcycle.

The victims were admitted to the Mundel Hospital and later, were transferred to the Chilaw Hospital. The three-wheeler driver died on admission to the Chilaw Hospital the same day, while the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries last Friday morning.

The Army lorry driver was arrested by police. Investigations are continuing.


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