Several accidents have been reported with the heavy rain which lashed several parts of the country today.
Eight persons sustained critical injuries following a motor accident in the Kalpitiya area. According to the Police the van was plying at high speed when the driver lost control and the vehicle toppled several times before crashing into a tree. The injured passengers were rushed to the Puttalam Hospital for treatment and of those three are said to be in a critical condition. The passengers were on their way for a wedding at the time of the accident. The Police are probing the accident.
Meanwhile, another person was critically injured in a tractor and a van collision in Nuwara Eliya. Our correspondent said that the driver of the van was injured. He was admitted to the Nuwara Eliya Hospital.