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Mother, two children die in train crash

Three people including two children were killed after a train collided with a motorbike at an unprotected railway crossing in Ganewatta area in Kurunegala.

The accident occurred a short while ago on Wednesday (03) morning.

The remains of the deceased will be taken to the Kurunegala hospital for a post-mortem.

The accident occurred while the gatekeepers of unprotected railway crossings across the country are engaged in a strike. The strike has been commenced since this morning. The gatekeepers say that despite numerous previous instances of protests carried out over the issue, authorities have still not provided a solution to the problem.

Howeve, due to the strike launched by the gatekeepers, police officers have been assigned to duty at several unprotected railway crossings, according to reporters