Lorry mows down two, injures one

Two pedestrians died and a motorcyclist was injured when a lorry plying on the Colombo - Galle main road ran them over near Kaluwamodara, yesterday morning.

The victims had been admitted to the Nagoda General Hospital, and there the two pedestrians had succumbed to their injuries.

The deceased, both women, were identified as Thenkutti Dilki Udayangana, a 40-year-old resident of Aluthgama and Hemmadura Indrawathie Silva, a 60-year-old resident of the same. A postmortem examination was to be carried out on their bodies.

The Aluthgama Police Traffic Unit had apprehended the lorry driver. Investigations are continuing.

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