46-year-old man killed

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A 46-year-old  person succumbed to injuries  after being hit by a jeep carrying SLMC Puttalam District MP, Ali Sabry Rahim. The accident had taken place in the Mampuriya area along the Palaviya-Kalpitiya road.

Police said, the victim had been a passer-by and has been identified as Dickson, a resident of Manathiv in the Puttalam District.

According to Police, the victim had attempted to cross the road when the vehicle in which the MP was travelling had hit him. Police said the driver’s negligence had led to the accident.

Police arrested the driver and seized the jeep.