Three persons were killed and another eight were seriously injured when a Colombo-bound intercity bus from Kandy collided head on with a tipper at Tholangamuwa in Warakapola last night.
Sources said that six persons injured in the accident had been transferred to the Kegalle General Hospital from the Warakapola Base Hospital, while the others are being treated in Warakapola.
Two of the six persons transferred to Kegalle are in a critical condition and one person died upon admission to hospital, hospital sources said.
The three deceased, a young man and a teenage boy, were killed on the spot. (Sanath Desmond)