Cops turn to spir­i­tual help to re­duce ac­ci­dents

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Sri Lanka’s po­lice sought spir­i­tual help from Bud­dhist clergy to bless an ac­ci­dent-prone high­way in a coun­try that has some of the world’s most dan­ger­ous roads. Po­lice at Mawathagama, about 100 kilo­me­tres from Colombo, di­rected three saf­fron-robed monks to bless a spot where there had been five fa­tal ac­ci­dents in a month on Au­gust 8. “Traf­fic con­sta­bles sat by the road­side while monks chanted sa­cred texts to bless a dan­ger­ous dou­ble bend,” an of­fi­cial said. Sri Lanka’s po­lice deal with about seven road fa­tal­i­ties each day.

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