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Friday, 09 December 2016 - 6:55
3yo boy run over by a bus in Anuradhapura
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A mother witnessed her three-year-old child being run over by a bus, near her home, close to the fourth mile post in Alayapattuwa in Anuradhapura.

Police said that the child had died after being knocked down by an SLTB bus plying from Anuradhapura bound for Mahavilachchiya. 

The mother had returned for home from work at about 2 p.m., and the child had run towards the mother, who had parked her bike on the opposite side of the road.

Doctors reported that the child had died prior to arriving at the hospital. 

The bus driver has been arrested in connection with the incident, he is scheduled to be produced before the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s court today. 

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