Bus collision in Minneriya claims one life, 60 injured

Bus collision in Minneriya claims one life, 60 injured

Bus collision in Minneriya claims one life, 60 injured

Written by Staff Writer

24 Oct, 2019 | 7:14 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – One person died and 60 others were injured in an accident that occurred along the Colombo-Batticaloa main road. Two buses collided onto each other in the Muwanpalessa, Minneriya area.

Another accident that occurred in Puttlam claimed the lives of 3 and injured 8 others. A van had toppled this morning at the 4th milepost area along the Puttlam Anuradhapura main road. Three people including a child died while 8 others were hospitalized.

The deceased was the driver of the van, a 32-year-old woman and a 4-year-old child. According to police the driver had lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree.

The injured are receiving treatment at the Puttlam Hospital. Two of the injured are in critical condition were transferred to the National Hospital. The accident occurred while a group was on their way back from a pilgrimage.

According to our correspondent, the group travelling in the vehicle were residents of Naththandiya, Kalutara, and Bangadeniya.

 

Latest News

Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]