Monday, June 30, 2008

Another train accident in Hukkaduwa

Train derailed on the Bridge - 3 people killed

3 people were killed and many others were injured when express train from Kandy to Matara was derailed at Hikkaduwa Bridge. Reports say several passengers fell into the river when three compartments were derailed on the bridge. Karapitiya Hospital sources say seven passengers brought to the hospital are in critical condition. The guard of the train too is among the injured say reports reaching us. The coastal train service has been interrupted due to the accident. A Committee has been appointed to investigate into the incident. This happened in between Seenigama and Hikkaduwa, just off the spot where the Train was toppled over by 2004 Tsunami.

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