Policeman run over by tipper in Puttalam


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A police officer has died after being run over by a tipper that was illegally transporting sand in Kalladiya area, Puttalam.

The tipper was transporting sand illegally mined from Mee Oya last night. The police official has signaled the driver to stop the vehicle, but he has continued to drive running over the officer in the process.

He was first taken to Puttalam base hospital and later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

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