Major and Corporal killed, four others injured in accident

Published : 12:02 am  January 22, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 

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  • The jeep had skidded off the road near the 29th mile post
  • corporal and major were pronounced dead on admission

 

By Darshana Sanjeewa and Romesh Madushanka   

A Major and a Corporal attached to the Commando Regiment were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu yesterday afternoon, the Army said. 

Police said the Army Jeep, in which the Military personnel were travelling in, skidded off the road near the 29th mile post and crashed into a tree at around 1.30 p.m.   


The injured were admitted to the Vavuniya Hospital, the Corporal and the Major were pronounced dead on admission to the hospital.   


Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said the victims, who were attached to the Army Headquarters, were on their way to Vavuniya on an administrative duty when their vehicle met with the accident.      

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