Two including a soldier dead after 2 buses collide

Two including a soldier dead after 2 buses collide

June 7, 2018   12:21 pm

Two persons including an army soldier were killed following a traffic collision involving two private passenger buses at Muruthawela on the Nittambuwa-Pasyala main road this morning (7).

A bus traveling from Mawanella to Colombo (route 01) had collided with a bus traveling from Colombo to Anuradhapura (route 15), which later crashed into a roadside shop. 

Two passengers who were at the back of the Colombo-Kandy bus were admitted to the Wathupitiwala Hospital in critical condition following the accident and they had succumbed to injuries a short while later. 

The deceased have been identified as Chamara Dhanushka Kularatne, 31, an army soldier from Hathbunkaduwa, Mawanella and Thilan Chathuranga Senanayake, 22, a resident of Molagoda, Kegalle.

The postmortem examinations are to be performed today while the drivers of both buses have been arrested by police. 

Nittambuwa Police is conducting further investigations. 

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