A pathetic incident had occurred yesterday, where a six year old child was killed in an accident on her first day to school. In this horrible accident which occurred at Neervely, Jaffna , yesterday evening, two persons including a six years old school were killed.
Rajkumar Thanuska Aged 6 years) , a student of Thumpalai Sivapragasa MahaVidyalayam , of Katkovala, Point Pedro and an Auto driver, Singaravelu Paskaran of the same place are the victims killed in this accident.
This accident was caused by head-on collision of the auto in which the child was travelling and a hi-ace van, said the Kopay Police. The Hi-ace van travelling from Jaffna to Point Pedro had tried to overtake a vehicle going ahead and crashed into the Auto, killing the victims. Another two had been injured in this accident and being treated at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.
The Kopay police pursuing inquiries had taken the Hi-ace and the driver under their custody.