Two dead, 10 injured in accident

Two died and 10 others were injured in a lorry-van collision that occurred on Tuesday night at Madatugama.

The deceased were identified as 52-year-old Abdeen Ishak and 42-year-old Nurdeen Sameera Umma, both residents of Negampaha.

The passengers in the van were on their way home from the Qatar Embassy in Colombo, after inquiring about a relative who had died in Qatar.

The accident had taken place when the lorry driver had attempted to overtake a motorcycle.

The injured had been admitted to the Dambulla Weera Denzil Kobbekaduwa Base Hospital.

Kekirawa police are investigating.

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