3 killed, 5 missing, train derails in Hikkaduwa

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 June 2008, 08:08 GMT]
Three passengers were killed and several wounded when a Matara bound train from Madawaachchi, derailed at Seenigama in Hikkaduwa near the Southern port town Galle Monday afternoon, initial reports said. Five persons were reported missing as the train slided into a river, gintota, after the derailment.

The exact cause of the derailment is not known.

The train, 'Ruhunu Kumari' had left Colombo Fort station at 10:15 a.m.


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