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Slow train crashes into the rear of express train in Alawwa

Sep 17, 2011 11:33:16 AM - itnnews.lk

At least one person was killed and 30 others injured, when a Polgahawela bound train from Colombo Fort rammed into the rear of another train heading in the same direction towards  Kandy.

 The incident took place around 5.00 pm today at Alauwa Junction. The rescue workers were using heavy machinery to remove the train engine. The Police said the injured have been admitted to Alawwa Hospital and the seriously injured are being transferred to the Kurunegala Hospital.