Written by Staff Writer
26 Jun, 2018 | 8:28 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – An accident at the 26th km post along the Eravur – Valaichenai main road claimed the lives of two people while three others were injured. The police said, the accident had occurred around 11.20 last night, when a private bus traveling from the Batticaloa to Valaichenai collided with a van traveling in the opposite side.
The driver of the van died at the scene while four others were hospitalized after sustaining severe injuries. One of the victims who was hospitalized succumbed to his injuries. The victims were residents of Kiran and Batticaloa aged 25 and 11.
The driver of the bus had escaped following the accident and the police have began a search operation to arrest the driver.
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