Tragic Accident Claims Seven Lives at Sri Lankan Motor Race

A tragic incident occurred during a motor race in Sri Lanka, resulting in the deaths of seven individuals and injuring at least 18 others, according to reports from local media outlets.

The accident took place at the Fox Hill Supercross event in the town of Diyatalawa on Sunday. Among the casualties were four race officials and spectators, including an eight-year-old girl, as confirmed by the Sri Lankan army.

 A tragic motor race incident in Sri Lanka claims seven lives, including four race officials and spectators. (Credit: Stock photo via Getty Images)

The Fox Hill Supercross event is organized by the Sri Lankan military, which operates an academy in Diyatalawa, and this year marked its 28th edition. With a massive turnout, more than 100,000 spectators were present to witness the thrilling races.

Eyewitness videos captured the chaotic aftermath of the incident, showing individuals rushing towards the scene to assist. Following the accident, the event was promptly suspended.

An accident at the Fox Hill Supercross event in Diyatalawa claims seven lives, including an eight-year-old girl. (Credit: Stock photo via Getty Images)

Tragically, two of the victims succumbed to their injuries after being transported to the local military hospital. Several of the injured individuals remain in critical condition, highlighting the severity of the incident.

Currently, authorities have initiated a police investigation to determine the circumstances leading to the accident. As the community mourns the loss of lives and prays for the swift recovery of the injured, the incident serves as a somber reminder of the inherent risks associated with motorsport events.

Arit Saha
Arit Saha
Arit Saha, an Economics graduate and budding content writer in Kolkata, deftly merges his passions for economics and global politics. He crafts engaging content weaving economic insights into geopolitical narratives. Contact: [email protected]
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x