Youth dies in accident

A youth was killed and a 15-year-old schoolgirl seriously injured after the lorry in which they were travelling was involved in a head-on collision with a tipper in Doovamodara, Kosgoda, on Saturday evening.

According to police, the 21-year-old youth died while being taken to the hospital by residents of the area. The deceased was identified as a resident of Thalgaspe in Elpitiya and the schoolgirl who was travelling with him at the time of the accident was identified as a resident of Heenatiya in Balapitiya. According to hospital sources, the condition of the schoolgirl is also critical.

The driver of the tipper was taken into custody by officers of the traffic branch of Balapitiya Police. The accident was recorded on CCTV which was fixed to a house near the venue.

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