Six killed, 52 injured in Kalutara bus collision

4 August 2019 09:22 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Six passengers including three women were killed and 52 others were injured when two buses collided head-on at Waskaduwa in Kalutara this morning, police said.

They said a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus travelling towards Colombo from Elpitiya had collided with a private bus travelling towards Galle at around 5.15 a.m today.

The injured were admitted to the Nagoda Hospital.


Video by Anuradha Priyadarshana

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  Comments - 6

  • Mike Sunday, 04 August 2019 09:54 AM

    Someone please do something abt these illiterate murderous third class bus drivers..

    Sunil Sunday, 04 August 2019 10:33 AM

    A large part of the blame falls on the traffic police who turn a blind eye on these reckless drivers.

    m i m fairooz Sunday, 04 August 2019 10:50 AM

    not bus drivers fault RDA must take responsebility from wadduwa to north kulutara single track just 10km

    jim Sunday, 04 August 2019 11:11 AM

    Nothing will change, why are we getting excited.

    Samson Sunday, 04 August 2019 11:26 AM

    Only solution is to restrict by adding a device so that buses cannot speed, say 70 kmp max.

    Ravi Sunday, 04 August 2019 02:11 PM

    Bus drivers for what ever reasons are highly indisciplined in the otherwise disciplined Sri Lankan society. It is scaring to drive alongside of buses.

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