Cyclist dies in fatal highway accident

A 43-year-old local male has been killed in a dangerous accident on the highway linked to the Sinamale Bridge.

Police said the accident was reported early Saturday at 0004hrs. The accident occurred when a motorcycle traveling from Male to Hulhumale collided with a pickup truck on the highway. The cyclist injured in the collision was taken to Tree Top Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The case is being investigated.