Omanthei accident death toll rises to 5

Omanthei accident death toll rises to 5

Omanthei accident death toll rises to 5

Written by Staff Writer

24 Feb, 2020 | 10:13 am

Colombo (News 1st) – The death toll following an accident in Omanthei has risen to 5 with 25 others injured.

The accident occurred along the Kandy – Jaffna toad at around 7.50 pm on Sunday (Feb 23) when an SUV crashed into a SLTB bus that was heading towards Jaffna.

According to the Police the driver of the SUV had been trapped in the vehicle following the accident. Both vehicles had erupted in flames soon afterward. The driver of the SUV died due to injuries suffered due to the accident and the fire.

The deceased have been identified as residents of Wellawatte (4 male, 1 female), the injured have been admitted to the Vavuniya hospital. One of the injured has been transferred to the ICU.

 

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