Parents, child killed in train accident

A couple and their child were killed last night following a train accident in Ja-Ela, the police media unit said this morning.

The police said that the accident occurred when a train traveling between Colombo and Negombo had rammed into a three-wheeler at a level crossing in Ja-Ela last night.

The 42 year old driver of the three-wheeler, his 40 year old wife and 12 year old daughter were killed in the accident.

Another 6 year old child, also a daughter of the couple, who was in the three-wheeler, was not hurt.

The police are conducting investigations into the accident.