Road mishap claims one, injures 32 in Mawanella | Sri Lanka News

Some 32 passengers were wounded in a head-on collision involving two buses in Mawanella this morning on the Kandy-Colombo main road, police said.

The mishap took place in the Anwarama area near the Mawanella town where a private bus which was heading towards Pinnawala School and a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus was coming from Kegalle to Kandy crashed against each other.

The injured passengers from both the buses were rushed to the Mawanelle base hospital. Five of the injured passengers were in critical condition. The police said that the bus drivers were also among the injured.

The cause of the accident was reckless overtaking of both buses, it was reported.

Mawanella police are conducting investigations. (T. Shantha Bandara-Mawanella).



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