Accident kills six
At least six were killed and eight others injured following a passenger bus bashed into a van proceeding from Kuruwita to Colombo at Ihala Kosgama on the Avissawella-Colombo road early this morning, the Police said.
Out of the fourteen people in the van six died, while the driver died on the spot, The Police said. One of the victims in the van was rushed to the Colombo National Hospital while the remaining seven are receiving treatment at the Avissawella base hospital, the Police said. There were no casualties reported from bus.
The passengers in a van were returning after attending a funeral and the bus was bound to Colombo from Walasmulla. The two vehicles collided head on in the Ihala Kosgama area in the Avissawella main road at 3.50am.
Avissawella police are investigating into the incident. (SD)
Source: DM Online
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Lankawe Bas Yanne Mahapara Bas Karayanta Thanikara Liyadeepu Budalayak wage, Me Magamaruwan Ahinsaka Jeevitha Keeyak Biligathada? Meaya Policeyata Aragena giyama Kawuruhari Magodis Kenek Evith Me Mineemaruwan Beragannawa. Me Wage Aya Yawanna Ohna Ellumgahe Nowa Narakadiye Katuibule.
It is possible one or the other driver fell asleep at the wheel. There is an increasing spate of road accident s in SL. What is the reason? I think driving licences are easily obtained through bribes. As a result people not fit to drive are on the road causing death and destruction. There may be also drivers with counterfeit licences. Responsible government should make strong effort to address this problem immediately. Pole who violate traffic code should have strict penalties imposed on them. Corrupt officials who issue licences to people not fit to drive should be punished by imprisonment and their assets seized.
It is very sad to hear that six people killed in one accident. Actually, the accident is common everywhere in the world. But, the possibility to have more accidents in Sri Lanka is higher when compared to other developed countries. I do see that people hardly follow the rules and regulations in Sri Lanka. Mean time, the traffic police who supposed to take care of the transport is so corrupted and careless in their work. This should be changed.
Mohamed Shareef Asees