1 - 4 railway workers interdicted

Four railway workers have been interdicted in connection with Monday’s train accident at Pannaliya, near Polgahawela on Monday evening.

Over 30 passengers were injured after two trains plying on the same track collided at the Panaliya in Polgahawela.

A spokesman for the Transport Ministry said the driver, assistant driver, the chief guard and the assistant guard had been interdicted pending an inquiry on the orders of Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

Also the minister had directed to appoint a special three-member committee to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the accident.


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