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Monday, 23 January 2017 - 13:16
Cause for the container – bus accident in Pasyala revealed
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Two persons were killed and another 36 injured in an accident this morning involving a SLTB bus and a container vehicle at Bataleeya in Pasyala on Colombo- Kandy road

Director of Wathupitiwala hospital Dr. Sisira Wijesundara told our news team that the condition of four of the injured are in critical condition and have had to have surgery performed on them.

Police said a three wheeler and a car which were behind the bus and the container also crashed into the wreckage.

The 37-year-old driver of the ill-fated container and a 60-year-old woman passenger on the bus died on admission to hospital.

There are 13 women including a Buddhist nun among the injured.

Police said that the accident had happened after the driver of the container fell asleep at the wheel.

 


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