School bus skids down precipice injuring 28 | Daily News


 

School bus skids down precipice injuring 28

The toppled bus. Picture by Asela Kuruluwansha.
The toppled bus. Picture by Asela Kuruluwansha.

Over 30 persons including 28 schoolchildren were injured a when a private coach transporting school children skidded off the road and fell down a precipice at WanarajaWatta in Hatton.The bus was heading for Bogawanthalawa from Hatton when the mishap occurred yesterday evening.

The injured were rushed to the Dickoya Base Hospial. Preliminary investigation have revealed that the accident has taken place when the bus tried to give way to an oncoming vehicle.

The schoolchildren on board of the vehicle were returning home after participating in a special religious ceremony held at an international school in Kandy. Hospital sources said that majority of injured are in the age group of 6 to 15 and their condition are not critical. Hatton police are conducting investigations.

 

 

 


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