Drivers detained as A9 accident kills two
[TamilNet, Friday, 15 October 2004, 21:11 GMT]
Mr.Ponnuthurai Sivalinkam, 50, of Kalviyankadu, Nallur and Ms Soundaram, 68, of Jaffna were killed and five other commuters wounded in a road
accident Friday afternoon around 2.30 p.m. near Murikandy
in Killinochchi district in a passenger van - lorry head on collision,
The dead and injured were the occupants of the van, which was proceeding
from Omanthai to Jaffna, and the lorry was from Jaffna, sources further said.
Drivers of both vehicles were took into custody by the Thamileelam Police
and detained in Killinochchi.
Injured were admitted in the Jaffna base hospital, sources said
This was considered one of the worst road accidents on A9, transport sources said.