Motorist killed in collision with train at rail crossing

* Motorist killed in collision with train at rail crossing

Sat, Jan 1, 2022, 09:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 01, Colombo: A motorist was killed when his car collided with the Uttara Devi express train travelling from Kankesanthurai to Colombo at the Kelaniya Wanawasala railway crossing this afternoon (01).

The car that collided with the train had been dragged about 200 meters and caught fire, so the engine of the train also caught fire.

The Police Media Spokesman’s Office said the accident took place when the car was trying to drive carelessly through the railway crossing.

The deceased has been identified as a 55-year-old engineer working in a private company and a resident of Wattala.

The Uttara Devi train damaged by the fire has been taken to the railway yard for repairs.

Peliyagoda Police are conducting further investigations.

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