Vehicle carrier kills pregnant teacher

By Madura Ranwala

A 29-year-old teacher was run over yesterday morning by a vehicle carrier while she was waiting at a bus stop in the Hungama police area.

The carrier also crashed into an SLTB bus.

Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said victim V. Padmini Shiromala of Middeniya was on her way to Dickwella Central College around 6.20 a.m at the time of the incident.

Padmini had been pronounced dead on admission to the Ranna hospital, police said. The driver of the carrier and its assistant, who sustained serious injuries, are being treated at the Tangalle hospital.

Police said the drivers of the vehicle carrier had fallen asleep at the wheel. The teacher believed to be pregnant had married some three months back, police said.

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