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Monday, 25 March 2019 - 12:14
Two die when a bus fell down a precipice at Walapane – 60 injured
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With a private bus which was plying from Nuwara Eliya to Walapane falling down a 200 feet precipice at the Mahawwa Estate area two persons died and 60 others sustained injuries.

Police said that the deceased are a woman and a youth resident in Ampara in this accident that took place at about 6.45 pm yesterday evening.

A bus which had arrived from Ampara to Nuwara Eliya carrying a group of persons on a trip had met with this accident. The injured were admitted to the Walapane Regional Hospital and subsequently transferred to the Nuwara Eliya and Kandy General Hospitals.

There are 16 males, 33 women and 11 children among those who sustained injuries.

The bus had fallen down the precipice when it was negotiating a steep bend in the Walapane – Mahawwa area. Police said that they suspect a fault in the brakes of the bus could have resulted in this accident. 

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