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5 Army soldiers killed in SL train collision

Colombo, June 25 (IANS): Five soldiers were killed when an Army truck collided with a train in Sri Lanka’s Kilinochchi on Tuesday, the military said.

The accident occurred when the train, travelling from capital Colombo to Jaffna, in the north, collided with the truck when it was attempting to cross an unprotected railway crossing in Kilinochchi, Xinhua news agency reported.

Military spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said the two injured soldiers had been rushed to hospital and one of them was in critical condition.

An investigation into the accident was launched by the police.

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