At least 71 persons were injured after a private bus fell
into a deep gorge in Agarapathana area.
According to the Police, many of them were school children. The accident is reported to have happened at around 7.00 a.m. today. The Police said that a technical snag was the cause of the accident.
An official attached to the Agarapathana Base hospital said that majority of the injured people have either been discharged from hospitals or treated for minor injuries.
Five adults including the bus driver have also sustained injuries following the accident.