10 dead, several injured in bus and van collision in Jaffna

10 dead, several injured in bus and van collision in Jaffna

December 17, 2016   02:36 pm

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At least 10 persons were killed and several others wounded following an accident involving a van and a bus in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna.

Police said that a SLTB bus traveling from Jaffna to Vavuniya had collided head-on with a van traveling from Colombo to Jaffna at around 1.00pm today (17).  

The deceased persons include four women and six males.

Several passengers were admitted to the Chavakachcheri Hospital following the incident while 6 of them were transferred to the Jaffna Hospital. 

UPDATE: The death toll from the accident climbed to 11 after one of the three patients in critical condition succumbed to injuries. 

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