Two men bathing in a canal in Galkiriyagama drowned yesterday afternoon (08), the Police Media Division (PMD) said.
Three persons have been killed and another two have sustained injuries following a van – tipper collision yesterday (15), the Police Media Division (PMD) said.
Six accidents occurred across the island claimed seven lives yesterday (14).
A collision between a bus and a lorry in Wahamalugollewa along the Anuradhapura-Medawachchiya Road left three killed and at least five others critically injured.
A father and his 11-year-old daughter were after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Colombo Fort-bound train at an unprotected railway crossing in Wadurawa, Veyangoda this morning (15).
A fisherman who set up to sea from Ambalangoda last afternoon (25), has fallen from boat and gone missing as a strong sea current hit the boat he was in with the other fishermen, the police said. The others in the boat had been able to survive. The victim has been identified as a 38-year-old resident in Ambalangoda. The Police and Sri Lanka Navy are conducting search operations at present.
Five soldiers are dead and two others injured when a truck belonging to the Sri Lanka Army collided with the Yaal-Devi train in Kilinochchi this (25) afternoon.
A family of four from Hatton was swept away by a current at Yala Beach in Kirinda yesterday (23).
Five persons including 4 women are dead following a collision between a van and a tractor at Welikanda on the Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa Road.
A fisherman who set out to sea from Negombo today (14) has gone missing after the boat he was in with three other people capsized, police said.