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SLA truck collides with train at crossing, 5 killed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 November 2006, 06:41 GMT]
Three policemen, including a woman police constable, and two army troopers were killed and four wounded when a SLA truck packed with soldiers collided with a train as it crossed a railway crossing in Enderamulla, located 12 km northeast of Colombo, in Gampaha district Thursday morning around 6:30, Wattala Police said.

The accident took place while the truck attempted to pass Vedikanda crossing.

There were 10 police and military personnel in the truck. One trooper escaped without injuries while four wounded.

The troopers were returning after a cordon and search operation.

The woman police constable was identified as Nishanthi Luxica. The other victims were an Inspector of Police Methagoda, Constable Ratnayake and army troopers Gunapala and Eranga.

 

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