At least 14 passengers were killed and 30 others injured after a passenger bus skidded off the road and plunged down a precipice at 13th mile post on the Moneragala-Badulla Road at Passara this morning.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that negligence of the driver has caused the accident.
The Injured have been admitted to the nearest hospital.
Nine men including the driver of the bus and five female passengers were among the deceased.
Stop import these lorry buses without proper safety features for passenger transport. Those who do not import proper buses should responsible for these deaths
nadarajah Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:24 AM
yes these have no seat belts as well
Thomas Dharmachandra Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:25 AM
Don't blame the buses, blame the Driver. The news item clearly states the accident happened due to the negligence of the driver.
Boris Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:29 AM
Pure negligence of drivers are the prime cause for accidents. Driving drunk, or chewing drugs, using mobile phones should be stopped immediately. Innocent passengers have to pay the price for the driver's negligence
karu Saturday, 20 March 2021 11:03 AM
Accidents are caused, they don't happen. It's not the machine but the man behind it.
FF Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:22 AM
IT IS TRAGIC THAT WE STILL ALLOW NEGLIGENT DRIVERS TO CONTINUE DRIVING WITHOUT CANCELLING THEIR DRIVING LICENSES.
T.j miskin Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:37 AM
Monaragala Badulla at Passara is one of the most dangerous roads in Sri Lanka I dreaded to go this road when I was serving as DIG / UVA..The Politicians from 1948 did nothing to build up this beautiful country other than blaming the Britishers. What a disgraceful lot we have in this country. Keep counting the dead till you lose this country.the death toll now is 13. Bring the dead bodies to Parliament and exhibit it to show the good work done from 1948 the year of our independence.Very Tragic.
Lal Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:38 AM
SO MANY TIMES I INFORMED BUS ROUTE NUMBERS 17, 19 , 47 and 99 BUS DRIVERS ARE RECKLESS DRIVERS. FROM WARAKAPOLA TO PELIYAGODA FOR THEM MY ROAD MY BUS LIKE ALL OVER THE ROAD DRIVING. IF TRAFFIC POLICE FOLLOW THEM WITH CIVIL DRESS AND PRIVATE MOTOR BIKE YOU ALL CAN SEE THEM. OUT OF CONTROL DRIVERS. ONE FOOT ENOUGH THEM FOR OVERTAKE ANY SIDE. UNBELIEVABLE.
Mokan Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:49 AM
Don’t blame the driver either. He is not there to defend as well as he has to meet tight time schedules
Kn Saturday, 20 March 2021 09:54 AM
NOT FAULT AT DRIVERS. OWNER OF BUSES. OWNERS REQUIRE MONEY ONLY. NONE OF OWNER NOT DRIVING LICENSE. AGE. EXPERIENCE AND ALSO HIS BEHAVIOR.
Hiruni Saturday, 20 March 2021 10:31 AM
That’s what happens when a three wheel driver becomes a bus driver.
BE FAIR Saturday, 20 March 2021 01:40 PM
I hope Gemunu Wijeratne and his cohorts will do something to educate and discipline these murderous drivers at least now
dickie bird Saturday, 20 March 2021 08:28 PM
The damn bus driver was unable to bring his bus to a halt. Incompetence.
These are old buses. Cancel their licences and dump them in the sea.
Rosanne fFernando Saturday, 20 March 2021 10:04 PM
Look at ghe video...This was no fault of the driver ...innocent man whose life was snatched due to.negligence of authorities.
It is clear that rounding a bend he realised there was another truck in his path and he swerved to avoid hitting it. Unfirtunately and sadly...the earth slip that has caused the other vehicle to change lanes had also eroded the road which gave way under the bus and it plunged into the ravine.
Dont slander the dead driver ...you do noy know he was reckless...the video does not show that.
What it shows is there were no road digns warning of earth slips...THERE WAS NO WARNING SIGN OR.BARRICADE WHERE THE ROAD HAD BEEN WASHED AWAY There was no road sign for single lane traffic or slower traffiic.
In any other country worth its name there would have been Road Marshals directing traffic around earth slips and such narrow winding roads.
Poor innocent driver not allowed to rest in peace. And not here to defend his name.
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