Published On : Wed, Oct 10th, 2018

Speeding train collides with another elephant

A speeding train on the Colombo-Batticaloa railway line has crashed with a wild elephant near Welikanda area last night (09) and the elephant is currently in a critical condition, said Ada Derana reporter.

Meena Gaya Intercity express train, which had been en route to Batticaloa from Colombo Fort, had collided with the elephant last night at around 9.45 p.m.

However, no damages have been caused to the railway track or the train due to the accident, according to Ada Derana reporter.

Reportedly, veterinary surgeons of Giritale Wildlife Office have arrived at the scene and commenced giving treatment to the critically wounded elephant.

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