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Monday, 18 February 2019 - 13:18
Bus conductor missing after the accident that killed three passengers
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The driver of the private bus which met with an accident at Mahawewa Maarawila reportedly fled the scene.

The death toll had been announced as four victims , however the police media spokesman office confirmed that three individuals were killed in the accident.

The Colombo bound private bus from Vavuniya veered off the road and crashed into a  Transformer early this morning.

It is believed the driver lost control of the vehicle due to speeding.

police along with the assistance of residents in the area recovered 19 injured passengers from the wreckage.

The majority of the injured parties were admitted to Chilaw hospital , two were later transferred to Colombo National Hospital.

 Rescue workers took nearly three hours recover the bodies of three passengers who were trapped under debris.

Two of the victims were identified as being residents from Gangewaadiya in Maarawila.

The third victim was from Eluwa-kulama in Puttalam.
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