Two people were killed and seven others were injured following an accident along the Bandaragama – Piliyandala road early this morning.
The police said that a lorry traveling at high speed had lost control and overturned near the Kindelpitiya junction.
Nine people who were in the lorry sustained injuries and were admitted to the Kalubowila hospital.
The police said that two people later succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
The police said that six people were at the back of the lorry when the accident had occurred.
Those killed and injured were employed at a private company operated by the owner of the lorry.