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24 November 2011 05:26 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A private bus travelling on the Somawathiya – Matara route collided with a tipper transporting sand,  this morning in Thallarama in Weligama. 32 persons were injured in the accident out of which eight persons were said to be in critical condition. The injured were admitted to the Matara Hospital. In anger, residents in the area caused damage to the bus, the police have however managed to keep the situation under control. (Text and pix by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

  Comments - 7

  • beau Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:00 AM

    Bus on the wrong side of the road. Why?

    Labby Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:25 AM

    was the bus driver trying to overtake from the wrong side?

    Mayu Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:59 AM

    Reckless driving and irresponsible driver.

    semasinghe Thursday, 24 November 2011 10:07 AM

    NO. Bus driver seems to have used correct side right for overtaking but ignoring oncoming tipper.

    DPG Friday, 25 November 2011 02:14 AM

    are you owner of the bus?
    can't you see the bus was traveling wrong side & collided...?

    Ijaz Saturday, 17 December 2011 03:39 AM

    My uncle was in this bus and he is still in the hospital with both his legs broken! =(

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