Journalists injured in accident

A group of journalists attached to the Maharajah organization were injured when a container truck collided with the van they were travelling in late last night.

The accident had occurred opposite the Sugadathasa Stadium, an official of the media organization said adding that seven people were in the van at the time of the accident.

Among those injured was a presenter of Sirasa TV and journalists attached to the News First website, the official said.

The seven employees were admitted to hospital following the accident and three are reported to have suffered serious injuries while one of them was critical.

Meanwhile the driver of the truck had fled the scene soon after the accident but he was later arrested and is to be produced in court.