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One dead 9 injured in bus accident

2 January 2017 03:10 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A bus collided with a lorry on the Colombo - Kandy main road killing one and injuring nine, Kegalle Police said.

A resident in Aranayaka area, Indika Kulathilleke (34), was transporting some timber from his saw-mill to Vavuniya when he met with this fatal incident. The accident happened when the Colombo bound Matale private bus was overtaking another bus at Kegalle, Kawdulla area around 7.00 am.

Police said that the carelessness of the private bus driver had caused the accident. Eight injured passengers with the Co-driver of the lorry who was seriously injured were admitted to the Kegalle hospital. A lady doctor who is currently working in the Kandy hospital was also injured. OIC Kegalle Police Headquarters Traffic division, Sub Inspector Sarath Jayasekara is conducting further investigations. (Damunupola Chaminda Jayalath)


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  Comments - 3

  • aravinda Monday, 02 January 2017 06:34 PM

    This is why we need stiff penalties and enforcement for traffic rule violations.

    Ela Boy Monday, 02 January 2017 06:51 PM

    hand the bus driver and Anjana Priyanjith (the union leader), at a public place !

    Mano Monday, 02 January 2017 07:15 PM

    This is exactly the reason why the high fines should not be reduced for these private bus drivers. In fact, the fines should be even more severe than what had been announced. High time these maniacs are taken off our roads.

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