June 12, Colombo: Two brothers in Sri Lanka were killed yesterday evening when they were hit by a train while they were taking a selfie standing on the rail track, the police said.
According to the police, the two brothers, aged 25 and 12, were standing on the coastal train track between the Bambalapitiya and Kollupitiya stations and attempting to take a selfie when they were hit by the train plying from Colombo Fort to Galle.
The two youths were residents of Vijayapura in Anuradhapura. The family of the two youths were in Colombo to pick up the 25 year-old brother who had arrived in the country from Singapore.
The accident had occurred around 6:30 p.m. The two youths succumbed to their injuries upon admission to the Colombo National Hospital.
Post mortems will be conducted today. The Kollupitiya Police are conducting further investigations into the accident.