A motorist has died after his vehicle collided with the Uththara Devi express train plying from Kankesanthurai to Colombo adjacent to the Wanawasala Railway Station this afternoon.
Police said the vehicle has recklessly crossed the Wanawasala rail gate and was dragged along with the train and caught fire.
The train engine had also caught fire.
The Police Media Spokesman said officers of the Fire Brigade doused the fire.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the 55-year-old deceased is an engineer residing in Wattala.