Two naval ratings killed, four others injured

By Lalsitha Duminda

Two naval ratings were killed and four others injured when a Jeep they were travelling in toppled at Kodawakattu in Madurankuliya on the Trincomalee-Pulmuddai road yesterday.

The accident took place around 11 am yesterday, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told ‘The Island’.

He said that the naval ratings had gone to Pulmuddai camp for an official matter and were returning to their base at Trincomalee when the accident occurred.

The injured had been admitted to the Trincomalee hospital, but the cause of the accident had not been ascertained yet, the Navy spokesman said.

Kuchchaveli police are conducting further investigations.

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