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* Dutch youth on holiday killed in traffic accident in Sri Lanka
Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 07:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 16, Colombo: A Dutch family from Noord-Brabant town of Zevenbergen holidaying in Sri Lanka was involved in a serious traffic accident in Matale and their 21-year-old son has succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night, RTL Nieuws reports.

The son, Timo, his sister and parents were in Sri Lanka to celebrate the parents' 30th wedding anniversary.

Last week the family became involved in a very serious accident. The vehicle they were in was involved in a head-on collision with a truck injuring six people.

Timo died of his injuries Sunday night. His 62-year-old father was seriously injured. The mother (57) and daughter (23) are doing well under the circumstances, according to RTL Nieuws.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the tragic accident. "The embassy is assisting the family. A representative has already visited them," a spokeswoman has told RTL.

Virtus, Timo's football club, called the accident "unreal and unfair" in a Facebook post. "Our atmosphere-maker, team mate, but especially our great friend passed away last night. Timo, you will always be with us. Rest in peace boy!"


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