Road accident claims nine-year-old, six injured | Daily News


 

Road accident claims nine-year-old, six injured

The van which crashed into the utility pole.
The van which crashed into the utility pole.

A nine-year-old child died and six people were severely injured in a road accident in Vantharumoolai in the Eravur Police area, along the Batticaloa - Trincomalee highway, early morning yesterday.

The accident occurred when the van in which the passengers were travelling from Colombo towards Eravur crashed into a utility pole. There was also a temporary breakdown of electricity supply because of this accident.

The injured were admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital, while the body of the child was sent for postmortem at Eravur district hospital. The condition of one of the six who were injured is said to be critical.

The deceased was identified as Ramees Shabith of Eravur. Eravur Police are investigating 


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