Four individuals traveling in a three-wheeler have died after being hit by a train at a level crossing at the Rillamba Junction in Boossa, Galle.
The accident had taken place at around 10.45am this morning when the three-wheeler had collided with a train plying towards Colombo.
The driver of the three-wheeler, a 46 year-old individual, his 84-year-old father, his 47-year-old wife and the mother of the wife who is also 84 years of age had succumbed in the accident.
Three individuals were killed at the crash site while another succumbed to severe injuries after being admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.
The bodies have been placed at the morgue of the Karapitiya Hospital.