One killed, 15 injured

A soldier was killed and 15 people were injured following an accident in Killinochchi last night, the police media unit said.

The police said that the accident had taken place along the A9 road near Elephant Pass in Killinochchi.

A private bus heading towards Jaffna from Vavuniya had crashed into the rear end of an army tractor which was heading in the same direction.

The tractor had then crashed into on oncoming bus while the private bus overturned, the police media unit said today.

The police said that 16 people including two women and four soldiers were admitted to hospital following the accident.

A soldier who was the driver of the tractor succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The driver of the private bus was arrested. (Colombo Gazette)

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