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Four members of a family were killed this morning in the Athurugiriya area following a head on collision between a private bus travelling on the Malabe main road and a three wheeler that had entered the main road from another by road.

According to the Police Media Unit the four passengers including the eight year old daughter of one passenger were fatally injured in the incident which occurred at 5.10 AM while the driver of the three wheeler sustained serious injuries and is currently undergoing treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

The driver of the private bus has been arrested with connection to the accident. Athurugiriya Police are carrying out further investigations in to the matter.