Three dead, 18 injured as private bus skids off road | Daily News

Three dead, 18 injured as private bus skids off road

Police at the scene of the accident.
Picture by Jaufer Khan

Three persons died and 18 were injured when a private bus skidded off the road at Kotaleeya area in Manampitiya yesterday, Police said.

According to the Police, the accident occurred at 3.20 am yesterday in the Polonnaruwa Police Division, near the Kotaleeya Bridge in Manampitiya area, Batticaloa.

A group of Samurdhi Development Officers who were returning after attending a meeting in Colombo died in the accident when their bus went out of control and skidded off the road..

Three of the 21 injured persons, including the bus driver who were injured later succumbed at the Polonnaruwa Hospital.

Sundaram Pillai Udayakumar (31), a resident in Kottakallaru, Kalawanchikudi, Welupillai Sivaratnam (42)of Pudukudirippu, Walachchenai and Perimbal Sadesan (42) of Ariyampathi, Walachchenai died in the accident.

According to the Police Media Unit, 23 persons were in the bus at the time of the accident. Another 10 males and eight females are receiving treatment at the Polonnaruwa Hospital. Polonnaruwa Police are investigating. 


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