The entire Bodagala area along the Akuressa-Galle main road was out of power after a van crashed into an electricity post with transformer.
The van had crashed on to the electricity post with the transformer at around 2.00 am today. As a result of this accident many houses within the Akuressa town limits and several villages including Padaduwa and Dampella experienced a power outage.
The van with eight passengers was plying from Trincomalee to Siyambalagoda. The van had crashed into the electricity post as the vehicle had veered off the road since the driver had fallen asleep. Three passengers including the driver who sustained injuries in this accident had been admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital.