Four killed, 40 injured in accident

28 April 2010 11:57 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A head on collision between a passenger bus and a lorry at Ibulpe in Balangoda this evening killed four people and injured at least 40 others, Police spokesman SP Pryshantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online.

Of the four killed two were women and all were passengers of the bus. The injured were admitted to the Balangoda and Ratnapura hospitals. (YP)

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  • Thursday, 29 April 2010 05:47 AM

    The traffic police should take the responsibility for the increase in road accident's. If we are to curtail this situation, they should stand in crucial point's and change their posting from time to time and should introduce a fine to be charged on the spot by issueing an official receipt. The fine should be quite a big amount so that people will think twice in breaking the road rules and at the same time police personal who resort to taking bribes should be dealt with strongly.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 01:30 PM

    Everyday we hear about accidents..... Actually, now adays all the time we find lot of who are driving recklessly on the road. The Traffic police should do something for this. The thing is most of the drivers are not caring about the road rules nothing.......Whenever a driver does a road rule vialation, on the spot there should be a large fine somthing like 25000 rupees. If this large fine scheme is in the practice, I hope automatically the drivers will follow road rules.........

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:19 PM

    This by all standards is unacceptable! What are the authorities doing about it?? Shouldn't there be inquiries?! And some sort of standards?

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:37 PM

    a system must be in place where the Police have no option but to charge them in courts. The worst offenders are buses 3wheelers and m.cyclists.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:53 PM

    Pure arrogance, cut-throat competition and greed, are what leads to these accidents. When will the authorities wake-up? What is the point in having a country free of 'terror,' if people are getting killed all the time?

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 08:06 AM

    New TM has lot to do, road related rules needs to be changed immediatly.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 10:28 PM

    On the spot Rs.25,000/- fine? Cops would love that!

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 11:10 PM

    dont import cheap quality vehicles from India and give proper guide lines to Drivers..

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:26 AM

    The Govt. should have a hot line to report any reckless drivers. This way the police officers could catch them in act.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 02:39 AM

    No of accidents and deaths on the roads per mile of road in SL is a world record like the No of Ministers in the government per million citizens in the country. The root course for these accidents is bad driving by generations of drivers who have obtained their driving permits by bribe.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:16 PM

    when will the authorities be bold enough to catch these killers. they drive like they own the whole road

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:39 PM

    Looks like there is no end to these accidents by bus drivers. Are they driving under the influence of liquor or without proper sleep?

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