Wed, 07 Dec 2022 Today's Paper

Driver crashes bus to avoid disaster, 20 injured

10 November 2013 02:44 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Twenty people including the driver and conductor of a bus that had been heading back to Panadura after a trip to Ambuluwawa in Gampola were injured when the bus plunged down an embankment due to break failure this afternoon, police said.

The people were from Panadura, police said.

The injured were rushed to the Gampola Hospital. It was reported that the driver had deliberately crashed the bus into an embankment after realizing that the bus had no breaks in an attempt to minimize the damage and in order to limit the number of casualties.    

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 4

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Calculas Sunday, 10 November 2013 04:36 PM

    This is a standard excuse given by bus drivers. The breaks of the bus need to be checked for functionality.

    tldr Monday, 11 November 2013 01:32 AM

    Your brain should be checked for "functionality".

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 11 November 2013 02:37 AM

    Investigate properly whether the brakes failed or driver had drunk as at Gampola lot of illicit liquor dealers around Ambuluwawa. (true statement)

    Ash Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:40 AM

    There is some requirments to check before drive the vhicle such as
    break,
    head light,
    signal lights,
    water level .etc

    The drive did do the basic checkups, the total fault is on drivers


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Economy Decoded! Let’s talk about tax!

We explain the proposed new tax reforms in Sri Lanka and what it means

She said/He said

Much has been written and said in the last few days since the news was releas

POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

Although armed with the power of the State and empowered to use force against

Downfall and death of LTTE’s Mahathaya

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ceased to exist as a functioning