Two trains collide with each other at Polgahawela
Senkadagala Menike train and No. 164 train plying to Rambukkana from Colombo Fort had collided with each other around 4.50 this evening at Panaliya between Polgahawela and Rambukkana.
As a result of the collision 32 persons had been warded at the hospital. Because of the accident the railway control board say that traffic along the main railway route too had been hampered. Senkadagala Menike train had come to a halt somewhereclose to Polgahawela railway station due to some problem and subsequently the train which was plying towards Rambukkana from Colombo at 4.50 in the evening had crashed against the rear part of the already stopped train, Mr. Anura Premaratna, superintendent of railway security mentioned. By now 32 persons have been admitted to hospital and it is known that further casualties would be hospitalised.