1 dead, 12 injured in Mihintale accident

A 16-year-old boy was killed and 12 others were injured in an accident in Mihintale yesterday (9) evening.

According to the Police Media Division, the accident took place on the Ambagahawela road at the Weli-Oya Junction in Mihintale when a van heading towards Gonawa skidded off the road and toppled over after the driver had lost control of the vehicle.

Out of 13 passengers in the van, five were admitted to the Kallanchiya hospital while the other eight were admitted to the Rambewa hospital, where one – a 16-year-old boy from the Gonawa area – succumbed to his injuries upon admission.

The driver has been taken into custody and police is carrying out further investigations.

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