Five individuals died in a motor accident that occurred in the Mankulam area along the A9 road.According to police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana the accident occurred at around 3 a.m.
The accident occurred when a van collided with a tipper truck traveling from Vavuniya towards Jaffna.The police added that five individuals including two women who were travelling in the van died as a result of the accident.
Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana also noted that six individuals suffered injuries in the accident and were admitted to the Kilinochchi Hospital.
Two children aged seven also died in the accident. The driver of the van has been taken into custody.