Two schoolgirls have died in a road mishap at Wellawatte in Balapitiya.
The Balapitiya Police said the accident may have resulted due to the driver falling asleep at the wheels. The van had veered off the road running over the two girls and then colliding with an electrical post. One girl died on the spot and the other succumbed to injuries after being admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital. A.H. Nadeesha of Siddhartha Vidyalaya Balapitiya and one of her friends were the victims. Sources emanating from the Balapitiya Hospital said the condition of six of the 10 passengers of the van is critical. The driver also sustained serious injuries.