Two killed when bus hits cul­vert near Kadugan­nawa

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY CHAMINDA JAYALATH

Mawanella Po­lice said that a Con­duc­tor and a pas­sen­ger were killed in Kadugan­nawa on 09th early morn­ing when they fell un­der the bus which they were trav­el­ling in from Colombo to Kandy. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at Kadugan­nawa when the foot­board of the SLTB bus knocked onto a cul­vert.

Po­lice said that the two vic­tims were iden­ti­fied as R. Sedar, a Bus Con­duc­tor at­tached to Mat­takkuliya SLTB De­pot, a res­i­dent of Sa­man­thu­rai and a pas­sen­ger a res­i­dent of Mo­lagoda, Ke­galle. The SLTB bus be­long­ing to the Mat­takkuliya De­pot had com­menced its jour­ney to­wards Kandy at 5.00 a.m from the Cen­tral Bus Stand, Colombo yes­ter­day . The front foot­board of the bus has col­lided with the cul­vert and the foot­board had fallen down. The Po­lice said that the front foot­board of the bus has col­lided with a wall of the cul­vert and fallen down and the con­duc­tor and the pas­sen­ger has also fallen and were run over by the rear wheels of the bus.

The front foot­board of the bus has col­lided with the cul­vert and the foot­board had fallen down

The con­duc­tor of the Mat­takkuliya De­pot died on the spot and his body lies at the Kadugan­nawa Base Hos­pi­tal. The pas­sen­ger died on the way to Mawanella Hos­pi­tal.

Driver of the SLTB bus has been ar­rested by Mawanella Po­lice.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­ducted by IP Lak­mal, OIC of Traf­fic Branch of Mawanella Po­lice with the help of a team of Po­lice Of­fi­cers.

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