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A double cab belonging to the Ambalangoda Police Station was struck by a train at an unprotected level crossing at around 2.45 this morning.

Police Media Unit said the cab was carrying officers on the night mobile patrol when it had stalled at the level crossing. At this point, officers inside the vehicle had vacated it.

However, the cab had then been struck by the Colombo-Galle train, causing severe damage to the vehicle, but as all officers had vacated the vehicle at the time, there were no deaths of injuries. Ambalangoda Police are investigating.