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14 Dies In Bus Accident In Sri Lanka’s Worst Road Accident In 16 Years

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14 people dies in bus accident in Sri Lanka’s worst road accident in 16 years.

The accident happened after the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming truck.

It was the worst bus crash since April 2005 when a driver tried to beat a train at a level crossing. 

14 Dies In Bus Accident In Sri Lanka's Worst Road Accident In 16 Yrs - autojosh

14 dies in bus Alaccident in Sri Lanka’s worst road accident in 16 years

A crowded bus has crashed into a precipice in central Sri Lanka, killing the driver and 13 passengers. According to the police, this fatal crash is the worst road accident in Sri Lanka in 16 years.





The privately-owned bus was travelling through the hilly region of Passara when it went off the road. It then crashed as the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming truck at a narrow pass, police said.

Five of the victims were women and eight were men, police said, while another 30 people sustained injuries.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said CCTV footage suggested the bus driver was negligent before the accident. An investigation was underway.

It was the worst bus crash since April 2005 when a driver tried to beat a train at a level crossing at the north-western town of Polgahawela. The bus driver escaped with minor injuries, but 37 passengers were killed.

Sri Lanka records an average of 3,000 road fatalities annually making the island’s roads among the most dangerous in the world.





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