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Tragic accident mars Fox Hill Super Cross 2024 Racing Event in Diyatalawa: Seven lives lost!

April 21, Colombo (LNW): The Fox Hill Super Cross 2024 racing event, held in Diyatalawa on April 21, was marred by tragedy when a race car veered off the track, resulting in the loss of seven lives, including that of an eight-year-old child, and leaving over 20 others hospitalised with injuries.

The accident occurred following a collision between two race cars that lost control and struck a group of spectators, according to Police Media Spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The deceased individuals hailed from Avissawella, Matara, Akuressa, and Seeduwa, while those injured were promptly transported to the Diyatalawa Base Hospital for urgent medical attention.

Among the injured, three individuals with critical injuries were transferred to the Badulla Hospital for specialised care.

In response to the tragic incident, the organisers have canceled the remaining races scheduled for the event.

The 28th edition of the Fox Hill Super Cross, organised by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa in collaboration with Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday, April 21st.

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