Sri Lankan train accident kills 1, injures 27

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 00:15

Colombo (Sri Lanka): Police say a passenger
train has rammed into the back of another train in Sri Lanka,
killing one person and injuring 27 others.
Police spokesman Maxi Proctor says the accident occurred
yesterday evening near a railway station in Alawwa, about 35
miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Colombo.
He said police are still investigating the cause of the
accident.

Trains are an important form of travel in Sri Lanka
because they are inexpensive and many roads are in poor
condition.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 00:15

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