Tipper – three wheel accident kills 2 off-duty soldiers (CCTV)
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 15:22
Two off-duty soldiers were killed on the spot when the three-wheeler that they were travelling by collided head-on with a tipper in Puwakpitiya on the Dambulla - Galewela road.
Another person was critically injured in the accident.
He was first admitted to Galewela Hospital and later transferred to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.
The deceased were 22-year-old Samith Maduranga Ekanayake and 23-year-old Supun Kalhara Rajathilleke.
They were on leave and were serving at an army camp in Diyathalawa.
The victims were returning home after attending a funeral when the tragedy struck.
Police said that the three-wheeler had attempted to overtake a car at high speed and then hit the tipper head-on.
The tipper driver was arrested by police.
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