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* Train collision in Sri Lanka injures over 70 passengers
Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 10:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 30, Kurunegala: A train collision in north western Sri Lanka this morning injured at least 70 passengers, the police said.

Intercity train plying from Fort to Vavuniya has collided with the Matara-bound Rajarata Rajina train this morning at Pothuhera, Kurunegala, local media reported.

At least 75 passengers, five of them seriously, were injured and admitted to the hospital, the police said.

As a result of the collision, the train service from the North to Colombo will operate only to Kurunegala and the north bound trains only will be operated to Polgahawela.

Authorities have made arrangements to provide bus services from Kurunegala to Colombo -bound passengers

Police and railway authorities are conducting investigations into the accident.

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