Posted on 09.18.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Three elephants hit by the Batticaloa bound train early this morning while they were walking across the tracks, have succumbed to the injuries, the Wildlife Conservation Department said.
A herd of elephants were crossing the railway track when the train with oil tank-wagons hit the victimised jumbos at about 4.30 a.m at the 127-milepost between the Habarana and Palugaswewa Railway Stations. One of them is a pregnant mother and the fetus have come out after the sad incident.
Railway Control Room said the train engine and two oil tank wagons derailed and the railway track was also damaged. The train services is expected to come back to normalcy by the evening, after the repairs of the railway track done.