Mother and daughter hit by a train after entering through the safety gate


Two women were hit by a passing train behind the Kandy Police station yesterday.

One woman died, and the other sustained injuries.

At the time of impact, the mother and daughter were attempting to cross the railway crossing when the safety gates were closed.

It was reported that the victims were hit by the train that was heading to matale from kandy.

The 27 year old daughter succumbed to injuries following the incident.

The mother is currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit in the Kandy teaching hospital.

A spokesperson from the hospital noted that she is in a serious condition.

The victims were from the Hanguranketa area and the postmortem examination of the deceased will be held today.