42 injured in Ampara bus accident

2 February 2011 09:20 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least 42 garment workers were injured this morning when the bus they were travelling in fell into a stream along the Upana- Himidurawa main road in Ampara.

The bus driver had tried to avoid a cyclist who was with an umbrella heading from the opposite direction as heavy rains were prevailing at that time and the bus plunged into the stream.  The bus was heading to Ampara at the time of the accident, the police said.

The injured were admitted to the Ampara General Hospital for treatment. According to hospital authorities most of the injured had received minor injuries.

The Ampara police are investigating into the accident. (Supun Dias and Wasantha Chandrapala)

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  • ampare son Wednesday, 02 February 2011 12:36 PM

    I feel sad for my people.

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