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Bus carrying garment workers goes down precipice in Hatton; one dead

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One person died and 15 others hospitalised after a bus carrying employees of a garment factory fell into a precipice of about 45 feet on the Dickoya- Darawala road near Hatton this morning.

Eight women and eight men who were injured in the mishap were admitted to the Glencairn Hospital in Dickoya, where one seriously injured person was pronounced dead.

Hatton Police are conducting further investigations.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasooriya)

 


  Comments - 8

  • God must be angry. Friday, 28 January 2022 10:13 AM

    Why are these disasters happening so often nowadays in Sri Lanka?

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 28 January 2022 10:43 AM

    Police are busy transporting jangi for so called "low

    Jude Friday, 28 January 2022 10:24 AM

    Gov't must make it mandatory for Bus drivers undergo Road-Test every 2 years!! Yeah, bus driver license Must be renewed every 2 years with passing Gov't mandated Road-Test!! Yeah!!

    P Friday, 28 January 2022 10:42 AM

    Bus during in Sri Lanka is deadly. Tachographs should be fitted in all lorries and buses. Neither vehicle should be allowed to overtake, and none exceed 40mph. Drivers caught speeding more than 25% over the limit should have their bus licence revoked. Drivers overtaking should be fined, and drivers caught by the tachograph fined. The bus company owners should also be fined

    D dias Friday, 28 January 2022 11:38 AM

    Last picture I saw of a bus that had toppled the tyres were bald Hope the tyres were ok in this bus

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Friday, 28 January 2022 01:13 PM

    Negligent driving causes most of the accidents. Human life is precious. It is a news to others but a disaster to the families affected in the accident.

    neil alwis Friday, 28 January 2022 04:42 PM

    solution is road bumps but our bums at RDA refuse this. before every town and before downhill bends road bums will prevent a lot of accidents. arrogance of RDA!!!

    Arnold Friday, 28 January 2022 05:20 PM

    Pohottu police are busy serving their masters.


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