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At least six were killed and eight others injured following a passenger bus bashed into a van proceeding from Kuruwita to Colombo at Ihala Kosgama on the Avissawella-Colombo road early this morning, the Police said.

Out of the fourteen people in the van six died, while the driver died on the spot, The Police said. One of the victims in the van was rushed to the Colombo National Hospital while the remaining seven are receiving treatment at the Avissawella base hospital, the Police said. There were no casualties reported from bus.

The passengers in a van were returning after attending a funeral and the bus was bound to Colombo from Walasmulla. The two vehicles collided head on in the Ihala Kosgama area in the Avissawella main road at 3.50am.

Avissawella police are investigating into the incident. (SD)

Pics by Shantha Senavirathne



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  • Rohan Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:47 AM

    Really don't understand why police and other authories can't be strick with these bus drivers!

    Buggy86 Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:03 AM

    Sad

    meranchi Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:08 AM

    Crazy driver he do-not realize how precious human life who bear the loss of love one's errant drivers must be punish civilly grant million rupees to Witco family's

    Tee Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:11 AM

    Excellent driving!

    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:18 AM

    What happened to all the laws that were supposed to be implemented? They can have speed limiters installed in buses and they should also carry out road worthiness tests on all vehicles, a Green Test is not the only thing. And you sometimes wonder how some vehicles on our roads actually pass this test.

    Also over crowding, not wearing seat belts, and overall public ignorance adds to all these mishaps.

    yusuf Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:34 AM

    Every body will die.but why should we die in accidents?

    sudu Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:32 AM

    All road rules are only for the books. Bus owner must be a police officer. Therefore rules are not followed.

    SJ Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:43 AM

    Ohoma yan, Ohoma yan.....

    Acord Friday, 14 January 2011 05:01 PM

    instead of fixing cameras to survey the opposition goverment can fix cameras on colour lights n highways n make some strict rules like qatar...i think this is da best way to save the life of people

    julian Thursday, 13 January 2011 04:22 AM

    i guess both the drivers had slept.......

    Konde bendapu china Thursday, 13 January 2011 04:56 AM

    OMG

    demon Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:12 AM

    Paying for a Funeral,,,,,,,,Cost of Burial......

    knight rider Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:18 AM

    we needs night police patrol cars since these are very dangerous highways as most Van & bus drivers take very high risks on them.

    Thas Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:22 AM

    So what, everyday so may die in accidents around the world. Death is the only nthing that's definite in life.

    Raja Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:41 AM

    Why a Bus from Walasmulla, heading to Colombo has taken the Colombo Avissawella road? Any compulasry diversion? Also we should ban early hours driving unless with a valid reason. Naturally very early hours are meant for sleep. When human transgress the nature'd structure, calamities are inevitable.

    Mushi Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:48 AM

    Sympathies to the deceased!

    Mohamed Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:50 AM

    How do we know that this time it is not the Bus driver at fault? Maybe, it was the van driver who may have been at fault. Remember they were returning after attending a funeral. All in all both were to be blamed for being careless.

    Lakmikanth Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:58 AM

    Increase the bus fare more and more and make the innocent
    passengers victims of these careless bus drivers.

    NAK Thursday, 13 January 2011 06:03 AM

    Looks like both drivers have fallen asleep at 3.50 am. Otherwise both vehicles should have their head lights blaring at each other. Very unfortunate.

    Ahamed Afker Thursday, 13 January 2011 06:07 AM

    All the above comments are correct but everyone forget one thing that is condition level of the roads in SL.I think our roads also not proper by size,condition,etc.

    poor victims Thursday, 13 January 2011 06:13 AM

    The bus driver will accept the fault in the courts and will be fined 5000 Rupees. That's it

    DN Thursday, 13 January 2011 07:40 PM

    how many bus drivers break the law...and they are not worried...why...many of the buses are owned by cops....

    farshard Thursday, 13 January 2011 06:20 AM

    please keep camera on village area too..

    malkanthi Thursday, 13 January 2011 06:33 AM

    Common scenario till respective authorities wake up some day!

    spark Thursday, 13 January 2011 06:34 AM

    Cant understand??? The police and these drivers are both part of our indisciplined and dishonest culture.

    shace-UK Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:58 PM

    I was doing 40 MPH in the 30 MPH zone, lost 3 points on my license, have to attend 3 day special driving class, and my car insurance have gone up by 25 pounds extra a month for next one year.....all this is for driving just 10 MPH more.....its time for GOSL to apply strict driving rules as in western countires...this will save some innocent lifes killed by killer drivers!!!!

    AJ Friday, 14 January 2011 01:51 AM

    What is really interesting to note these days is the way CTB drivers drive. They act like the politicos and violate all the road rules, cut across others and still get away.

    Incidentally, I was travelling on the high level road in Kosgama, when a CTB bus overtook 05 vehicles in a row across double-lines in the centre of the road. There were two cops stationed there to catch any violators, but they just waited as if they didn't see it... its amazing where we have come to...

    Prince Friday, 14 January 2011 04:08 AM

    Speeding bus drivers never travel on the lane, they go in the middle of the road. Policemen are always there for 'hira capuwa' and put something in their pocket (Few honestly fine). However both are not at the right place and right time for such a thing to happen. This is called dishonesty for their call of duty, both will pay their price.


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