SLN soldier killed, 19 injured in Kantalai accident

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 February 2007, 18:34 GMT]
A sailor of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) was killed and nineteen others were injured when the bus transporting a group of SLA sailors from Habarana to Trincomalee town met with an accident at Kantalai Sunday afternoon around 3.30 p.m. Kantalai is located along Trincomalee Kandy road about 39 km off southwest of east port city, sources said.

SLN sailors were returning to report to the Trincomalee navy headquarters after vacation.

The bus carrying them ran off the road when it was passing the Kantalai tank bund road, sources said.

Injured navy personnel were admitted to the Kantalai general hospital, police sources said.


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