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Fatal accident on Southern Expressway kills 3 Indian nationals

Colombo, Dec 24 (BAN/ AD): On Tuesday night in an fatal accident 4people including three Indian nationals were killed when the van they were travelling hit a container truck on the Southern Expressway (E-01) at Kurundugahahetekma.

As per police sources around 7 pm Tuesday night when the van that was traveling from Galle to Colombo crashed into the back of a container truck at the 62nd-kilometer post near the Kurundugahahetekma Interchange.

The van contained 6 Indian nationals of the same family from India visiting Sri Lanka. The victims have been identified as a 44-year-old Indian woman, her 18-year-old son and a relative and the local van driver. Her husband and 10 year old daughter who were injured in the accident have been admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital for further treatment.

Police investigations are underway.

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