Two people were killed and another two injured when a car lost control and crashed into some vehicles and pedestrians in Maharagama last night.
The police media unit said that the car had first gone off the Maharagama – Piliyandala road and crashed into the pedestrians.
It then went on to hit a motorcycle, a lorry and a three-wheeler and then moved to the opposite side of the road and crashed into a telephone post.
Four people who were injured in the accident were admitted to hospital but two of them succumbed to their injuries.
The driver of the car had fled following the accident. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)