Bus overturns in Nuwara Eliya: 40 passengers injured

40 passengers injured after bus overturns in Nuwara Eliya

A private bus carrying a group of people on an excursion from Nuwara Eliya to Trincomalee was involved in an accident in Nuwara Eliya’s Labukele, Toppas area at around 5:00 AM today (July 11).

According to police reports, the bus, carrying 41 people including the driver and assistant, experienced brake failure while navigating a curvy section, causing it to roll from the upper road to the lower road where the accident occurred.

As a result, 40 passengers sustained injuries and were taken to Nuwara Eliya District General Hospital by local residents and police officials.

A hospital spokesperson mentioned that some of the injured individuals suffered broken bones.