Bus crash in central Sri Lanka kills 13 folks, injures 31


Colombo, March 20

A passenger bus plunged off a road in central Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing 13 people and injuring 31.

Police said the bus fell into a precipice near the town of Passara, about 240 kilometres east of Colombo, its stated destination.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said an initial investigation showed the negligence of the driver caused the accident. It wasn’t immediately clear if the driver survived.

Local media reported over 70 passengers were on the bus. AP



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