Three dead in van-truck crash | Daily News

Three dead in van-truck crash

The wreckage of one of the vehicles involved in the collision at Kudameegaswewa on the Habarana - Dambulla road yesterday. Picture by Sigiriya Special Corr.
The wreckage of one of the vehicles involved in the collision at Kudameegaswewa on the Habarana - Dambulla road yesterday. Picture by Sigiriya Special Corr.

Three persons died while two others suffered serious injuries in a tipper truck and van collision at Kudameegaswewa on the Habarana - Dambulla road at 10 p.m. on Thursday night.

Habarana Police said that the driver of the van and two women passengers died while a third woman passenger was transferred from Dambulla Hospital for treatment at the Kandy Hospital. A fourth passenger who also suffered injuries is being treated at the Dambulla Hospital.

The van, which was travelling towards Polonnaruwa from Dambulla, reportedly collided head on with the tipper truck. Police said that the van driver Abdul Nassar Rajah (33) and passengers Sumudu Sasna (40) of Mallawapitiya, Kurunegala, and Alsar Samudu Sabni (33) of Kaduruwela, Polonnaruwa, died in the accident. The Habarana Police is investigating. 


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