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Sunday July 22nd 2018

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Train and Car Collide in Sri Lanka

A train en route from Maradana to Hikkaduwa killed 6 female Poson pilgrims when the van with the women inside struck the train at a train crossing near the Aluthgama railway station, near the Depot Road Poorvaaraama Buddhist Temple in Aluthgama

The van was dragged 200 meters then fell in a stream. The victims were from Dodangoda in Kalutara.

The injured were taken to Kalutara Naagoda hospital.

Officials failed to install a rail gate at the level crossing even though accidents have occurred here before.

Individuals blocked the train line and protested.