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Monday, 06 November 2017 - 14:10
Death toll in Madurankuliya accident risen to 6 (Photos)
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Police say another passenger who was receiving treatment at Chilaw Hospital following the Madurankuliya bus accident has died.
 
Accordingly, the death toll has risen to 6 and 43 persons are in hospitals with injuries.
 
The bus driver is being treated with police protection at Puttalam Hospital.
 
The accident occurred at around 8.15 am today (06) when a Jaffna bound bus from Colombo toppled at the 10th mile-post area in Mundal.
 
Police said the bus had veered off the road crashing into a culvert before turned turtles when the driver had attempted to overtake a three-wheeler in excessive speed.
 
Five bodies are kept at Puttalam Hospital.
 
Police also said 27 persons are receiving treatment at Puttalam Hospital while 8 passengers each are at Chilaw and Mundal hospitals.

 

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