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Two dead in Southern Expressway accident

Two women died and three persons sustained injuries in a traffic accident that occurred on the Southern Expressway last night (25), the Police Media Division (SLPMD) said.

The accident took place near the Dodangoda interchange of the expressway around 11.30pm, involving a collision between a jeep and a lorry.

Police said the two women in the jeep succumbed to their injuries upon admission to hospital.

Further investigations are underway.