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One killed and 38 wounded in a bus accident

Apr 20, 2011 4:45:54 AM - itnnews.lk

One passenger was killed and thirty eight wounded when a private bus went down a huge precipice on the Passara-Madolsima Road

The bus was plying from the Passara town to Pitamaruwa via Madolsima. It was the driver who was killed, when the bus went down the precipice about 120 feet deep. He was 63-year D.P.P. Karunaratne, a resident of Soranatota in Badulla. The Madolsima Police said that there were 68 passengers in the bus at the time of the incident. The injured have been admitted to Hospital.

They said the accident took place this evening and it was suspected that the bus had fallen into the precipice due to technical failure.