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Sri Lanka: 700 killed in road accidents in first four months Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: 700 killed in road accidents in first four months

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jun 2023, 04:06 pm

Colombo: Over 700 people were killed in road accidents in Sri Lanka during the first four months of this year, the police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Nihal Thalduwa told the media that a total of 8,202 accidents occurred during the given period; out of these incidents, 2,799 involved motorbikes, while another 1,399 involved three-wheelers.

Thalduwa said that 220 motorcyclists, 102 passengers and 179 pedestrians were among the fatalities, advising drivers to be careful to avoid accidents.

Some 19,740 road accidents were reported in Sri Lanka in 2022, killing 2,485 people, according to the police.


(With UNI inputs)

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