3 women dead as container topples over after crashing into three-wheeler
Three people have died following a collision between a container and a three-wheeler in Nuwara-Eliya today.
The deceased have been identified as three female passengers of the three-wheeler, while the driver of the three-wheeler has been hospitalized with serious injuries.
The accident is reported to have taken place this afternoon in the Haggala area along the Nuwara-Eliya – Welimada main road.
The container is reported to have toppled over after crashing onto the three-wheeler that was travelling in front of it in the same direction.
The accident is said to have occurred as a result of the driver of the container not being able to control the vehicle.
The driver of the container has fled the area, while the assistant has been taken into Police custody. (NewsWire)
Pictures – Shanilka Herath