Bus carrying pilgrims to Kataragama crashes, 17 injured

Bus carrying pilgrims to Kataragama crashes, 17 injured

Bus carrying pilgrims to Kataragama crashes, 17 injured

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Dec, 2021 | 9:12 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); 17 people were reported injured when a bus veered off the road in Padiyathalawa and fell into a precipice.

According to reports the bus was traveling from Kilinochchi to Kataragama with a group of pilgrims.

The accident had taken place at 2 AM on Sunday (19) and there were approximately 45 people in the bus at the time accident.

News 1st correspondent at the scene reported that 4 of the injured were admitted to the Batticaloa Hospital for further treatment, while the rest remain at the Maha Oya Hospital.

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