Bus crash injures 26 school kids, 5 adults | Daily News


Bus crash injures 26 school kids, 5 adults

Thirty-one people including 26 school children were wounded yesterday when a school bus crashed into a bus transporting garment employees at Thalgodapitiya on the Kurunegala-Dambulla main road.

The accident took place when the “Sisu Seriya” school bus was on its way from Melsiripura to Kurunegala. The bus transporting garment employees was travelling to Dambulla from Ibbagamuwa.

The injured students and three garment employees who sustained severe injuries were admitted to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital while the driver of the school bus was admitted to ICU of the same hospital in a critical condition. The Gokarella Police said that the two buses had collided when the school bus was trying to overtake another vehicle. They blamed the reckless driving of the driver of the “Sisu Seriya” bus for the accident. Gokarella Police are investigating.



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