Train Collision Kills Jumbos


Train collision took place killing 3 elephants today morning along Habarana and Palugaswewa Railway Stations. The officials said the elephants were knocked down by the train with oil tank wagons at about 4.30 a.m. 

According to Wildlife Conservation Department the herd of elephants got collided while the elephants were walking across the tracks. One she-elephants was pregnant at the time of the accident and the fetus had come out following the impact. Meanwhile, the Railway Control Room said the train engine and two oil tank wagons derailed and one tank wagon had developed a leak.