Colombo: A train from Colombo traveling to Pallai in the north crashed into a southbound train that was stopped at the station. The crash took place at the railroad station in Pothuhera, about 90 kilometers northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, said Police spokesman Ajith Rohana.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Rohana says four out of 68 injured passengers are in serious condition.
Trains are a popular mode of transport in the island nation, and are generally considered safe.