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* Sri Lanka police ban passenger transport on hand tractor trailers
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 10:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: Following the accident of a hand tractor trailer with passengers toppling into an irrigation canal and drowning 10 people, Sri Lanka Police has banned the unsafe transport of people in these vehicles.

The police say the hand tractors are vehicles used only for transport of goods and not vehicles for transporting passengers, but in villages hand tractors are being used to transport people.

Only the driver and a helper can ride in those vehicles, the police had emphasized.

The police have decided to take stern action against the hand tractor drivers who transport people in the trailers.

At least ten people were killed last Friday when the tractor they were traveling in fell into an irrigation canal in Polonnaruwa, north central Sri Lanka.

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