One per­son run over by train, an­other in­jured near Am­be­pussa

Two brothers con­sum­ing al­co­hol on rail track


Two brothers who were con­sum­ing liquor while squat­ting on the rail track in Am­be­pussa area were hit by the Badulla-bound ex­press train from Colombo on Wed­nes­day night killing one of them in­stan­ta­neously and in­jur­ing the other.

This was re­vealed at the coro­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­ducted by Coro­ner Chan­drasiri Maras­inghe yes­ter­day at the Wathupi­ti­wala Base hos­pi­tal. The de­ceased was iden­ti­fied as M. P. Sa­man­tha Path­masiri (37), a fa­ther of two chil­dren and a res­i­dent of Bothale Pa­ha­lagama.

Sources re­vealed that on the 29th night, the duo were con­sum­ing liquor while squat­ting on the rail track. Sud­denly the de­ceased, the el­dest of the brothers, had heard the sound of the Night Mail train was ap­proach­ing and both had jumped out of the rail track but he (the el­der brother) was run over by the train and the younger es­caped with only an in­jury to his hand.

This was stated by the sur­vivor N. A. Na­mal.

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