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Two persons were killed and 26 passengers were injured when a CTB bus plunged down a 200 metre slope in the Udupussellawa area this morning, the police said.

The bus belonging to the Keppetipola CTB depot had encountered engine trouble in the Gamapaha estate area and plunged into the slope at around 8.15 am.

Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the injured were admitted to the Welimada Hospital. The injured were mostly school children and people who were heading to work.

The bus received extensive damages due to the accident. The Udupussellawa police are conducting investigations into the incident. (Supun Dias, Pix byK.R Rajamanthri)

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  • sarath banda Thursday, 08 December 2011 10:21 AM

    in The former days the bus used on these routes are small with a seating capacity of 25-30 passengers maximum its better to use smaller bus and increase the no of trips on this route .why give route permit to long wheel base bus on this narrow roads.

    prasanna Thursday, 08 December 2011 01:46 PM

    look at the photo

    lankan Thursday, 08 December 2011 04:39 PM

    The driver need to take the responsibly !

    psunil Thursday, 08 December 2011 05:19 PM

    THESE CRAZY CTB / PRIVATE BUS DRIVERS NEEDS A GOOD DRIVING SCHOOL WITH NO BRIBES OR MONKEY BUSINESS.

    bernard Thursday, 08 December 2011 05:24 PM

    Engine trouble wouldn't cause a bus to plunge down a slope. It is obviously a brake faliure or driving too fast and losing control. Feel sorry for the innocent school children and others.

    Surendran Thursday, 08 December 2011 11:50 PM

    the up country roads and bridges are not renovated for more than 100 years except putting thar patches. considering the present day population growth and increase of vehicles all up country roads should be widened and modernised with safety standards.


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