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Three killed, eight injured in lorry-bus collision

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By ITN News Editor July 29, 2019 19:01

Three killed, eight injured in lorry-bus collision

Three persons were killed in an accident that happened in the Medwachchiya area along the Jaffna Kandy A- 9 Highway.
The accident happened in the Wahamalugollewa area on the Medawachchiya Anuradhapura Road. The accident took place when a super luxury bus plying towards Jaffna collided head on with a lorry that was operating towards Dambulla. A Group that was on its way from Katunayake accompanying a person who had returned from abroad met this accident.
Eight sustained critical injuries and have been admitted to the Medawachchiya Hospital. Three of them succumbed to injuries. The other injured persons have been transferred to the Anuradhapura Hospital for further treatment. Hospital sources said that among the injured were a woman, a male and two children.
The lorry driver who had fled had surrendered to the Medawachchiya Police this morning. The lorry and bus drivers have been taken into custody and are due to be produced in the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s Court.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 29, 2019 19:01

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