Six dead, eight injured in bus van collision
Six persons were killed and eight injured when a van and a bus
collided yesterday in Kosgama.
The ill-fated van
The accident had taken place on the Colombo-Avissawella road, near
the Bo tree at Aluthambalama, between 3.30 and 3.40 am, the police said.
Kosgama OIC Chief Inspector A S Herath, said there were no children
or women among the dead and the injured had been taken to the
Avissawella Hospital. The van had been travelling from Colombo to
Avissawella, when it collided head on with the speeding bus bound for
Colombo from Embilipitiya.
Some of the injured had died on the spot, while some others had died
on the way to hospital. Several occupants in the van too had suffered
multiple fractures, according to hospital sources.