A total of 2676 persons were killed in road accidents during the period of a single year, according to statistics revealed in Parliament today.

The victims were killed in 36046 road accidents that occurred during the period from June 30, 2014 to June 30 this year.

These statistics were revealed by Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka. He was responding to an oral question raised by Matara District United National Party (UNP) MP Buddhika Pathirana.

(Ruchira Dilan Madhusanka / Sureka Nilmini Illangakoon)