VIDEO: Train derails at Slave Island

VIDEO: Train derails at Slave Island

October 16, 2010   02:01 pm


A compartment of the Colombo bound train traveling from Kaluthara has derailed a short while ago at Slave Island. Three bystanders were injured due to the derailment, Commercial Superintendent of Railways Vijaya Samarasinghe said.


The injured, said to have been occupying one of the shanty houses built alongside the railway track at Slave Island, have been rushed to the hospital. Mr. Samarasinghestated that the train schedule will not be greatly affected due to the derailment, however their will be a slight delay.


Ha further added that the compartment is currently being restored and that trains will temporarily be traveling only on one track.


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