Tree collapses killing man, injuring woman

The collapsed tree Picture by Saman Vijaya Bandara

A tree had collapsed on to a set of fruit stalls in Pahala Kadugannawa along the Colombo – Kandy main road, claiming the life of a 40-years-old fruit seller, last evening.

According to Mawanella Police OIC, the incident had taken place near the 98th Kilometer post, due to the strong winds which occurred with heavy rains around 4.30 p.m.

Three fruit stalls and a car parked close by are reported to have been damaged due to the collapse of the tree and a woman worked at another stall had been admitted to the Mawanella hospital due to injuries, Police said.

The incident had caused a traffic congestion along the Colombo - Kandy Main road, but the road had been cleared by removing the tree after about within half an hour of the incident, Police said.

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