81 injured in Lunugamwehera bus accident

Published : 12:02 am  October 13, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Rukman Ratnayake   

At least 81 passengers were injured in a head-on collision between an SLTB bus and a private bus at Lunugamwehera on the Hambantota-Wellawaya main road yesterday, police said.   


They said the injured were admitted to the Lunugamwehera District Hospital and about 25 of them were later transferred to the Debarawewa and Hambantota Base Hospitals.   

Hospital sources said seven of the injured were in a critical condition.   

The SLTB bus was heading to Ampara while the private bus was heading towards Matara.   

Both drivers are among the injured. The Lunugamwehra Police are conducting investigation.