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Death ride for 65 children

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It was reported in the press that the driver of a bus carrying around 65 schoolchildren had sped through the level crossing despite the gate being closed.

The driver of the train had meanwhile done his best to slow the train to avoid the accident. Had it crashed, the whole nation would have been plunged into sorrow as several children would have been dead.

The hasty driver has willingly accepted to pay CGR for the damages caused to the gate.

It was not reported what action the police have taken in this regard.

Actually, having filed a case the driver should be given life sentence or something similar as his hastiness would have killed scores of lives.

A wide publicity must be given in this regard to such a punishment to be a lesson for other drivers.

If the driver has not taken to the police custody, Minister John Amaratunge should direct the police to take necessary action.
Nazly Cassim

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