One killed, 13 injured in accident

A child was killed and 13 others were injured following an accident in Kalkudah today.

The police said that a tractor-trailer met with the accident along a bend near an army camp along the Kumburumulla road.

The trailer attached to the tractor had got dislodged at the bend with 20 people who were on the trailer.

The police said that 14 people including children, were injured in the accident.

A 7 year old boy succumbed to his injuries in hospital, the police media unit said.

The police said that another child who sustained serious injuries was admitted to the Batticaloa hospital for treatment.