Serious accident at Thammannawa
Two people were killed and three others were critically injured in an accident on the Madawachchiya-Kebithigollewa road at Thammannawa on Friday (12).
According to Police Media, the accident happened when a car heading towards Kebithigollewa had skidded off the road and collided with a tree on the side of the road after the driver had lost control of the vehicle.
Three women and two children were admitted to the Anuradhapura hospital in critical condition. Two of the women had died upon admission.
The ages of the victims, both residents of Medawachchiya, were 36 and 50.
The driver of the car has been taken into custody in connection with the incident and further investigations are under way, Police said.