Police media spokesperson, deputy superintendent of police Ajith Rohana stated that a 9 years boy died and 24 injured in an accident that took place in Thalaimannar this afternoon.
Above 20 people injured in this accident today around 2pm in Mannar- Thalaimannar railway crossing. This accident took place face to face in between a passenger train which came from Colombo to Thalaimannar and a private bus which was full of school children going to Thalaimannar.
Many people including school children got injured in this accident and some of them have been admitted in ICU in Mannar general hospital. This incident took place while crossing an insecured railway crossing. Some say that many injured guys are school children. The police of Thalaimannar do further investigation regarding this incident.