Two cyclists have been killed in two different traffic accidents yesterday (18), Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today Online.


A cyclist was critically injured when a van collided with his bicycle on Batticaloa- Polonnaruwa main road yesterday, at around 4.40p.m. The cyclist succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Valaichchenai hospital. The victim was a 52-year-old resident of Valaichchenai area. The van driver has been taken into police custody. He will be produced before Valaichchenai magistrate courts today (19). Valaichchenai Police is conducting further investigations into the accident.


Meanwhile, an accident occurred when a motorcycle and a bicycle collided in Kanagapuram area of Kilinochchi police division yesterday, at 7.35p.m. Both the cyclist and the motorcyclist were injured and rushed to Kilinochchi hospital. The cyclist was pronounced dead upon admission to the hospital. The victim is a 75-year-old resident of Kilinochchi. Kilinochchi Police is carrying out further inquiries into the accident.

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