172 deaths due to train accidents in 2018 | Daily News

172 deaths due to train accidents in 2018

The Railway Department has confirmed that about 172 persons have died in train accidents in January. During the first three months of this year, 169 persons died in train accidents.

The latest Railway Department reports revealed that about 540 persons died in train accidents in 2017. Most of these deaths occurred at railway crossings due to the negligence of drivers.

Taking this fact into account, about 300 programmes are to be held in schools in the Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts during the next two months to educate the school community on the preventive measures of rail and road accidents, said Kurunegala District Senior Director of Education W.M. Balasooriya speaking at a meeting of school heads of the district at the Bingiriya youth training centre, yesterday. 


 

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