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Five soldiers killed, two injured in a truck-train collision in Kilinochchi

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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.

According to Army spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu, the truck was on its way to bring water to the nearby camp when it met with the accident.

Atapattu said that four soldiers had died on the spot when the accident happened and the other died after being admitted to the Kilinochchi hospital.

“One soldier is in critical condition out of the two injured,” he added