One dead, 46 injured in crash
One person died and 46 were injured in this bus and lorry
collision yesterday. Picture by Priyadharshani Kahawala
One person died and 46 others were injured following a collision
between a bus and a lorry on High Level Road in Padukka, Galagedara
yesterday morning, Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana told the Daily
The injured were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital,
Kalubowila Hospital, Homagama and Padukka Hospitals, he said.
Four are in a critical condition, hospital sources said one injured
person was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.
The two vehicles had collided headon. Another van had also crashed
onto the lorry. The bus was on its way to Colombo and the lorry and the
van were travelling to Avissawella.
The lorry driver died in the crash. Padukka Police are investigating.