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The railway gate operator at the Dalawella Railway Crossing in Habaraduwa, Galle, was killed last night after being struck by the Colombo-Matara train.

The victim has been identified as a 69-year-old resident of Ihalawatta, Dalawella. The body is lying at the mortuary of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital and a post-mortem examination is due to be conducted today. Habaraduwa Police are investigating.