An Australian woman and a four-year-old girl were killed in the fatal accident that occurred around 5 am today (20) near the 65th Km post in Kurundugahahetekma area on the Southern Expressway.
Their van traveling from Kottawa to Galle, has collided with the rear side of a container truck that was stopped on the side of the Expressway due to a mechanical fault and toppled over.
Four Australians who were travelling in the van and the driver of the container truck were injured and admitted to the Kalutara Nagoda Hospital.
Their bodies have been placed at Elpitiya and Nagoda hospitals.
Elpitiya Police are conducting further investigations.