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Dec 12, 2014

05:51:47 GMT--Vehicle Accident - Asia - Sri Lanka

EDIS Number: VI-20141212-46293-LKA

Date / time: 12/12/2014 05:48:52 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: Asia

Country: Sri Lanka

State/County: Western Province

Location: Colombo [Athurugiriya]

Number of Deads: 4 person(s)

Number of Injured: 1 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed Friday outside the island's capital, killing four and injuring one, air force and police said. Air force spokesman Gihan Seneviratne said the plane crashed in foggy weather early Friday in Authrugiriya just outside the capital Colombo. Seneviratne said the plane was flying between two airports near Colombo and the pilot had reported difficulty in locating his landing strip. The police spokesman's office said four bodies were recovered from the crash site and that one injured survivor has been admitted to a hospital.

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