A police officer has died when his vehicle overturned while providing security to a covid dead body

A van providing security to a vehicle transporting covid 19 dead body from Hatton to Ottamawadi has overturned and faced an accident today morning (June 05).

Four Hatton police officers, two other outsiders and the driver were travelling in the vehicle at the.

The van had met with an accident near the 59th km post on the road between Hatton and Ginigathhena.

Sub Inspector Bennett Kumarasinghe who was in the van has died in the accident and the other injured were admitted to Watawala Hospital.