17 expats injured in bus accident en route to quarantine

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At least 17 passengers were injured when a bus transporting a group of Sri Lankan expatriates to the Vidatthapalai Army quarantine centre in Kilinochch,i veered off the road and crashed into a wayside water pipeline near the Palai police station.

A group of 256 Sri Lankan expatriates who arrived from Lebanon was being transported to the quarantine centre, when one of the buses carrying the passengers met with the accident.

Police said the driver had fallen asleep while at the wheel and lost control of the bus. The injured were admitted to Palai hospital and four of them who were in critical condition including two women were transferred to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Both the bus and the water service pipeline had been extensively damaged. (Romesh Madusanka) 

 

 

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  • AH Friday, 27 November 2020 04:21 PM

    Wonder why these kind of quarantine transporting bus accident r increasing...

    Ben Navaratne Friday, 27 November 2020 06:44 PM

    So where are the drones and the helicopter ambulace services, Where are the operations guys, Within afew minutes a few heliciopters should have been picking up the injured. At least put up a show so we can give the tourist a show so they will not hesitate to come to Sri Lanka. Or have a few Ambulances following these buses in the future.

    Ranaweera Friday, 27 November 2020 07:33 PM

    Poor guys. After may he 48 hour journey , they have to suffer due to killer bus drivers in Sri Lanka who have no regard for life. 25 year prison sentence for causing a bus accident or heavy vehicle accident should work as a deterrent. These guys do not understand any other language other than fear of extensive punishment. Regular training should also be Parton the programme.

    Ilyas Sunday, 29 November 2020 12:48 PM

    It seems like the bus driver had probably little or no sleep for more than 24 hours which could have likely caused this accident, however what has happened has already happened, I wish all the injured passengers a quick recovery.


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