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Two Russian tourists die in traffic collision in Sri Lanka

August 12, 11:44 UTC+3 NEW DELHI

Alexander Lavrenev and his wife Natalia, travelling Sri Lanka by bike, died in a traffic collision in the southern part of that country

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NEW DELHI, August 12. /TASS/. A couple from Russia, travelling Sri Lanka by bike, died in a traffic collision in the southern part of that country, the Russian embassy in Colombo told TASS on Saturday.

At night to Friday, the bike collided with a bus at a highway Colombo-Galle-Matara. Alexander Lavrenev, of 32, and his wife Natalia, of 27, died as they were taken to the local hospital.

The driver fled the accident scene, but a few hours later he was arrested. Investigation is underway.

"The Russian embassy in Sri Lanka is aware of the accident, undertakes all necessary measures," the embassy told TASS on Saturday.

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