Train accidents claimed 570 lives: Ashok

Three hundred and seventy persons had died in train accidents so far, this year, Deputy Transport Minister Ashok Abeysinghe said. He was addressing a media conference held in Kurunegala, yesterday.

The death toll due to train accidents was 570, last year, the deputy minister added.

He said that the main reason for such accidents was the carelessness of motorists and hence, awareness programmes would be held to educate people on the issue.

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