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19 June 2013 12:36 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A bus carrying school children on an educational tour to Nuwara Eliya plunged into a precipice this afternoon killing two adults and a child. Pix by Shelton Hettiarachchi

  Comments - 8

  • sss Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:44 PM

    Must have not changed the worn tires to save few rupees. Are the commercial passenger buses inspected periodically by a authority?

    Critic Roshan Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:48 PM

    Knowing the current weather situation why do the School Authority arranged a trip to Nuwaraeliya. The person arranged the trip should be punished.

    Jim Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:16 PM

    What a tragedy. School authorities must think twice when organizing educational trips to up-country due to prevailing bad weather conditions. I know, certain leading schools in Colombo and other major cities, forcing parents to send their children on such trips without paying attention to the safety and other consequences. End of the day, poor children and their parents have to suffer.

    pathma Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:32 PM

    very sad

    prem Wednesday, 19 June 2013 02:11 PM

    What a disaster, poor children

    Fowzban Wednesday, 19 June 2013 03:09 PM

    Accidents and arbitrary attacks are common in Sri Lanka these days.

    Fusion Wednesday, 19 June 2013 03:28 PM

    Oh dear! Really sad :'( ...My condolences to the families of the deceased and hope for speedy recovery for the injured.

    Jay Thursday, 20 June 2013 03:34 AM

    I thought the same. What a dumb idea in adverse weather conditions!! So sad.....

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