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Three killed in a bus accident – Driver is arrested

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By ITN News Editor February 18, 2019 18:53

Three killed in a bus accident – Driver is arrested

Three die in a bus accident that happened at Mahawewa in Chilaw. 19 suffered critical injuries. The bus driver has been taken into custody with respect to the accident.
The semi luxury private bus was plying from Vavuniya to Colombo. The accident had occurred when the driver had lost control of the vehicle while attempting to overtake another vehicle. The Police said that thereafter the bus had hit a lorry and thereby causing it to strike an electric transformer after veering off the road. It is reported that several who were seated in the front seats had died.

Among the 19 injured are five women. They have been hospitalized. The Police are pursuing inquiries into the accident. The bus driver is 33 years of age and a resident of Bahubulankulama in Anuradhapura. He is receiving treatment at the Marawila Hospital under Police security.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 18, 2019 18:53

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