Four persons including two Sri Lankan born foreign nationals and a brother and sister died on the spot in separate road accidents at Galle and Puttalam yesterday, police said.
They said two other persons were also critically injured in the same accidents that took place at late night.
21-year-old Parameshwaran Nadesan a resident of Australia was killed after the motorcycle he was riding rammed into a road side lamp post at a location in Uddapuwa in Mundalama-Puttalam, police said.
Another resident from Switzerland was also killed on the spot after the van in which he was moving crashed onto a toppled lorry at Karulagaswewa in the Puttalam area.
Two other persons including the driver of the vehicle sustained serious injuries in the incident.
According to police the lorry loaded with rice had toppled after it had collided with a wild elephant a short while earlier while it was moving from Vavuniya to Colombo.
The victim who was not named was traveling from his parents’ home in Jaffna to the Katunayake Airport where he was billed to take a scheduled flight back home, according to police.
In a separate incident 29-year-old Dilrukshi Nadeesha and her 24-year-old brother Suresh Madusanka were killed on the spot after the private passenger coach in which they were travellin slammed head on to another passenger bus moving in the opposite direction at a location in Gale.
According to police both vehicle were moving at excessive speed when the incident took place on the Yakkalamulla-Akuressa Road.
The drivers of both vehicles were subsequently arrested and are due to be produce before a local magistrate, police added.
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