Over 2,400 killed in road accidents this year in Sri Lanka

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Police Traffic Headquarters says that over 2,400 people have been killed in fatal road accidents island wide so far in 2021.

According to the police, 2,419 people were killed in 2325 fatal road accidents between January 1 and December 27 this year.

Among the killed are 697 pedestrians, 901 motorcyclists, 152 pillion riders, 243 drivers, 246 passengers, 184 cyclists and 14 others, according to the Traffic Police Headquarters.

In addition, 13,469 people were injured in accidents during the period, police said.

Of these, 5,263 were seriously injured and another 8,216 sustained minor injuries, police said.

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