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Fifteen head of cattle were killed and 20 seriously injured after the herd was knocked down by a speeding private bus at Mankulam, Police said.

They said the bus was damaged though none of the passengers were injured. The bus driver is reported to have surrendered to the Mankulam Police who are carrying out investigations.(Romesh Madusanka)

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  • ajith Wednesday, 01 February 2017 01:27 AM

    It could be wildlife, drivers need to be careful when driving countryside.

    rosebud Wednesday, 01 February 2017 02:20 AM

    In Sri Lanka livestock farmers use roads to drive cattle from one place to another. In addition there are stray cattle as well - no farmer in sight.Either way motorists must proceed with caution - not drive like maniacs. This particular bus driver should have his license cancelled - permanently. via DM Android App

    bright emmy Wednesday, 01 February 2017 02:35 AM

    the driver is not to be blame for the acident cattle should be in the farm not in the road

    nash Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:09 PM

    ruthless idiot driver and the cattle owner (Cattle should be in the farm , not on the road) rest in peace innocent souls, !!!

    Saranga Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:10 PM

    SL is the world’s worst place for passengers and now for animals ..Whilst our minister of transport and Police having good snoozeee

    tony Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:15 PM

    They are allowed on the Road who controls this . All the out station roads are full of them .

    Karu Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:16 PM

    Something is terribly wrong with the mindset of bus drivers. The cattle is not supposed to be on the roads. Then humans too would have met the same fate had they been there. Banning such people from driving for the rest of their life is the ideal remedy.

    gdj100 Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:24 PM

    All lives matter...the plight of the country with driving licences issued to those undeserving morons.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:29 PM

    For this fellow to slam and kill 15 head of cattle and injure 20 seriously, the driver simply did not care to stop for the sake of life and as a human being. He is a psychopath and seriously needs some method of serious punishment, as none of those dead animals have anybody to represent them.

    Khalef Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:38 PM

    Most of the bus drivers think they a flying, not driving !Killing 15 is no joke !

    Kale Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:01 AM

    Private bus driver speeding...do they ever do anything else?

    Maniya Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:48 PM

    Cattle in the farm, in Sri Lanka, you must be a foreigner????

    Ajith Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:33 AM

    Cattle owner is responsible too. These cattle are a real nuisance at times. Still, it could have been humans. Must have been a big cow at the steering wheel. Cancel the driving license before he kills some humans.

    Eds Wednesday, 01 February 2017 09:54 AM

    Both the cattle owner and driver are equally at fault!


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