Two dead in train-car collision at Koggala
Two persons were killed when a train running from Kandy to Matara collided with a car on the railway line at Koggala. A car which tried to proceed in a careless manner through the railway crossing near the Koggala Air Force Base met with the accident.
Two people were trapped in the car that was involved in the accident and they were extricated from the vehicle by area residents.
A number of accidents have occurred at the site where this collision had taken place despite there being a protection gate at the railway crossing.