Two persons died on the spot and one was wounded when a three wheeler carrying a stock of kassippu collided with a train at an unprotected railway crossing at Batuwatte, Ragama, yesterday morning. The dead were identified as M. Neville (41) of Batagama south and Milton Fernando (27) of Welisara thotupala road.
The driver Gamimi Padmakumara (35)of Batagama South has survived the crash. The ill-fated vehicle had been dragged for about 500 metres on the railway track before the train came to a stop. The wounded person warded at Ragama hospital is in a critical condition.