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“Choon Paan” seller run over by drunken bus driver

A mobile bakery seller (Choon Paan Seller) died on the spot when a private luxury commuter bus collided with his three wheeler near the Koggala bridge in Habaraduwa, Police said.

The deceased was identified as Kariyawasam Pathirage Indu Ruwan,(34) of Thiththagalla, Ahangama.

“A family from Dodangoda in Kalutara had visited the Seenigma Paththini Devala in Hikkaduwa and had gone to a relative’s house in Ahangama for lunch.

The accident had occurred on their way back to Kalutara,” Habaraduwa Police further said.

Police investigations revealed that the luxury bus had been driven by its owner who was found to be under the influence of liquor at the time of the accident and that he had no valid driving license.

OIC of Habaraduwa Police Traffic Branch SI Gurusinghe is conducting further investigations.

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