20 sailors were hurt when the bus they were travelling in met with an accident at the Pachchanoor check-point in Muttur yesterday.
Police media spokes person SP Ajith Rohana stated the bus carrying the sailors had veered off the road.
43 sailors were travelling in the bus at the time of the accident.
13 of the injured were admitted to the Muttur hospital while 9 were sent to the Trincomalee hospital.
The media spokesperson added that the sailors are from the Nilaveli Wijayaba Navy Camp and were returning from Seruwawila when the accident took place.