An army bus has met with an accident on the A-9 Highway while it was plying from Elephant Pass to Colombo.
The incident happened opposite a police checkpoint at Irapperiyakulama in the Vavuniya area this morning. 17 soldiers have been injured in this accident and have been admitted to the hospital. The bus had swerved off the main road in front of the Irapperiyakulama Police checkpoint and has hit a tree nearby. The bus was also damaged. The Police are investigating.