Five dead, 44 injured in bus accident at Madurankuliya

Five dead, 44 injured in bus accident at Madurankuliya

November 6, 2017   09:50 am

The death toll following a fatal collision involving a private bus and a three-wheeler at Madurankuliya on the Colombo-Puttalam road has increased to 5 people with 44 other individuals wounded and hospitalised.

Police said that the incident had occurred at around 8.00am this morning (6) and that the injured have been admitted to Puttalam, Chilaw and Mundalama hospitals. 

The bus, traveling from Colombo to Jaffna, had attempted to overtake a three-wheeler near the 10th Mile Post in Madurankuliya when it had collided with the railing of the bridge and toppled.

The accident had also resulted in heavy traffic congestion on the Colombo – Puttalam road, Ada Derana reporter said. 

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories