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* 'Meena Gaya' derails again today after colliding with an elephant
Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 11:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 22, Colombo: Batticaloa bound 'Meena Gaya' intercity train has collided with a wild elephant again this morning (22) and derailed, the Welikanda Police said.

The train plying from Colombo to Batticaloa has hit a female elephant around 2 am Monday morning between the Moragollagama and KonWewa railway stations near Welikanda.

The elephant believed to be about 20 years old has been severely injured and wildlife veterinary surgeons have attended to the injured elephant, local media reports said.

The passengers of the train were not hurt due to the derailment.

Measures to re-rail the train has started promptly, the Railway Department said.

The Batticaloa bound train collided with an elephant on Sunday early morning also in Palugasweva area killing the elephant. The train derailed after striking the elephant.

 

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