One killed, 7 injured in expressway accident

accidentOne person was killed and seven others were injured following an accident along the Southern expressway today.

The police said that a 28 year old woman was killed in the accident.

The van in which the woman and several others were travelling in skidded off the road and hit a fence at the 73rd km post along the Southern expressway.

The injured were rushed to hospital. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. All public servants must travel on official matters during office hours. The said group of people should have started their journey the previous afternoon and rested the night at Matara and started the work in the Morning. Just because an official vehicle is given they must not start travel in the wee hours. Definitely the driver would have not slept the previous night properly. He may have gone to the residences of all who travelled to pick them up in the morning. The other day a lady Doctor in the Ambulance died in a night travel in Chilaw area. Drivers are also Human beings. They tend to fall asleep due to odd hour driving. Head of Government Departments should take this suggestion into consideration.

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