Australian woman killed in Sri Lanka car crash, daughter injured

An Australian woman was killed and her daughter injured when a car drove over a cliff in Sri Lanka.

Sydney resident Prakash Sharita Devi, 67, and two other people were traveling in a car in Hemmathagama, 30km southwest of Kandy, according to Tribune India, when the vehicle went over the cliff.

The driver, a Sri Lankan resident, and a 30-year-old woman believed to be Devi’s daughter were injured and taken to hospital.

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Initial police investigations suggest the driver may have lost control at high speed, causing the vehicle to go off the road and over the cliff.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade provided consular assistance to the Devi family.

“Consular officers from the High Commission in Colombo are assisting another Australian woman who was injured in the accident,” a department spokesman said.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family.”

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