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Sri Lankan navy truck kills Tamil man in collision

A Sri Lankan navy truck has killed one Tamil man and seriously injured another, after a road collision in Mullaitivu earlier this morning.

The vehicle, from the Gotabaya Navy Camp in Mullaitivu, was driving near Vadduvakal Bridge on the Mullaitivu - Paranthen main road, when it was involved in a collision. 

The man who was killed was identified as 32-year-old Amirthalingam Jeevan aged 32 from Thunukkai. He was reportedly killed at the scene of the incident, whilst his wife has been admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle has reportedly been arrested.

Mullaitivu remains one of the most militarised regions on the Tamil homeland, with tens of thousands of Sri Lankan soldiers based in the district.