Bus skids off on 18-bend road, 22 hospitalised

24 July 2017 09:46 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least 22 passengers were hospitalised after they were injured when a bus skidded off the 18-bend road of the Kandy-Mahiyanganaya Main Road early this morning.

Police said malfunctioning of the brake paddles of the bus had caused the accident.

The injured were admitted to the Mahiyanganaya Hospital. Hospital sources said two of the injured were in critical condition.

  Comments - 4

  • blackparrot Monday, 24 July 2017 10:18 AM

    Nothing new. Most buses unfit for traffic, no control of tyre profile, lights and brakes. Passengers are on the edge of going to hell or hospital.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 24 July 2017 03:24 PM

    I suspect it was a private bus and most of the owners are police officers. Shame on this owners.

    Gonja Monday, 24 July 2017 04:32 PM

    Rajapakshe should be held responsible for rehabilitating this road.

    daham Monday, 24 July 2017 04:33 PM

    mahinda reconstructed this road wider and beautiful. what is wrong eith thi careless drivers?

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