Mother, daughter run over by bus with faulty brakes | Daily News


Mother, daughter run over by bus with faulty brakes

A mother and her daughter died after being run over by a bus at Gonagama junction in the Kithulgala Police division around 4.40 am yesterday. Although the mother aged 80 and her 47 year old daughter were rushed with serious injuries to the Karawanella and Deligama hospitals, they succumbed to their injuries on admission.

The mother and daughter were members of a party of pilgrims en route to Anuradhapura. As the pilgrims alighted from the bus they were travelling to board a connecting bus, the bus in which they came had moved forward due to faulty brakes, knocking them down.

The driver of the faulty bus was arrested by the Kithulgala Police investigating the tragedy.

He was due to be produced before the Ruwanwella Magistrate yesterday. Police investigations are continuing.

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