Three die as car rams into train

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By 2017-11-21

Three persons, including two females, were killed and another sustained serious injuries when the car they were travelling in rammed into a train at an unprotected railway crossing at Heendeniya – Pattiyagoda in Veyangoda yesterday morning, Police said.

The accident that involved a cargo train transporting fuel took place at around 7.30 a.m., according to Police. Initial investigations have revealed that the car had failed to heed the red signal light which indicating an oncoming train and had made a futile attempt to clear the crossing. The injured person was admitted to the Wathupitiwala hospital.

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