2011 Alawwa rail accident
|Date||17 September 2011|
|Operator||Sri Lanka Railways|
|Type of incident||Collision|
In the 2011 Alawwa rail accident, 5 people were killed and over 30 injured when a passenger train Sri Lanka Railways S11 hit the rear of a stationary Intercity Express train of Sri Lanka Railways at Alawwa railway station in Sri Lanka on 17 September 2011.
Compensation will be paid to the families of those killed, and to the injured.
A much more serious accident occurred near here in 2002. See Major accidents.
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