Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Bus accident in Sri Lanka leaves 10 dead

Adding to the list of bus tragedies, yet another bus plunged down a cliff in Sri Lanka, killing 10 and injuring many others.

At least 10 people were killed and 18 others injured when a bus skidded off a road and plunged down a cliff in central Sri Lanka, police said on Tuesday.

According to a police statement the bus from a state-owned company was travelling along a mountain road in the central hill town of Bandarawela when it veered off the road and fell down a 350-foot precipice on Monday night.

Five women and five men were killed, while the 18 injured included the driver and the conductor, the statement said. Investigations are on to find the cause of the crash.

Rescue operations were hampered by heavy rain and poor visibility.

Tuesday 05 November 2013



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