Two killed, 35 injured in road tragedy at Nittambuwa

Published : 8:59 am  January 24, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (736) reads | 

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By Pushpakumara Mallawaarachchi   
Two passengers were killed and some 35 injured in a head-on collision between a container and an SLTB bus at Bataleeya in Nittambuwa on the Colombo-Kandy Main Road yesterday morning.

Police said the injured, including a Buddhist monk, were admitted to the Wathupitiwala Hospital.
The impact of the collision had resulted in the container toppling onto a car nearby. Police said a three-wheeler which was travelling behind the bus had also crashed into the bus, injuring the three-wheeler driver and a woman passenger.
They said the accident had led to a slowing down of traffic along the Colombo-Kandy road for several hours.   
Police said the deceased was identified as a 37-year-old container driver from Hingurakgoda.