1,044 countrywide road accident deaths so far this year | Sunday Observer

1,044 countrywide road accident deaths so far this year

About 1,044 persons have died in 944 road accidents in Sri Lanka during the past seven months. Moreover, 11 of the fatalities had been caused by accidents involving bus collisions, Kurunegala District Senior Education Director W.M. Balasooriya said.

He was speaking at a meeting of school principals, which was held yesterday at the Kurunegala District Education Office.

He added that these numbers have been confirmed by the Police Headquarters, and that steps have been taken to educate the public—especially schoolchildren—about road safety.

The Police Headquarters has stated that around 14,982 persons have died in road accidents between 2015 and 2020 as well, Balasooriya said speaking at a meeting of school principals of the Kurunegala District held today (03) at Kurunegala District Education office.

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