17 injured as bus topples in Padiyathalawa

At least 17 passengers have been injured and hospitalized after a bus toppled into a slope near the Galode Bridge in Padiyathalawa.

Police said a private bus traveling from Kilinochchi to Kataragama had toppled in this manner as the driver of the bus had lost control.

The wounded passengers have been admitted to the Maha-Oya Hospital.

The driver of the bus has been taken into police custody.  – ada derana

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