Update: Ratnapura accident claims soldier’s life (Watch video)

Update: Ratnapura accident claims soldier’s life (Watch video)

Written by Staff Writer

01 Apr, 2015 | 3:54 pm

One person was killed and 32 others injured in a motor accident which took place in the Ratnapura New Town earlier this evening.

Director of the Ratnapura General Hospital Dr. Sampath Ranaweera said that 4 of the injured are in critical condition.

The accident occured when an Army truck and a passenger transport bus collided into each other.

The private bus was travelling from Colombo to Monaragala while the Army truck was travelling from Ratnapura to Kuruvita when the two vehicles collided.

The Army truck is attached to the Gemunu Hewa Regiment in Kuruvita.

The injured have been admitted to the Ratnapura General Hospital.

Of the 4 critically injured, one has been transfered to the Colombo National Hospital while the other 3 are receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Ratnapura General Hospital.

A soldier was killed in the accident.

The Director of the Ratnapura General Hospital said that of the injured, 18 are Army personnel and the other 14 are civilians.

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