3 children killed in motor accidents within 12 hours; 40 injured

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 12:49


Three children were killed and several others injured in separate accidents that occurred island wide this morning, over a 12 hour period.

The 3 children were killed in an accident involving a van and a SLTB bus. The two vehicles collided on Akkaraipattu - Batticola main road.

19 other injured passengers were admitted to a hospital in Kalmunai.

At the same time, another private bus plying between Kaduruwela – Kandy veered off the road at Inamaluwa in Dambulla injuring 15 of its passengers.

Meanwhile, a head on collision between a van and a motor car took place in Kalpitiya Pasyala on Kandy- Colombo road.

Eight persons including six New Zealand nationals were admitted Wathupitiwala hospital.

Pics by Ampara Wasantha Chandrapala