3 dies after bus topples in Norton Bridge



The number of deaths reported from the Norton Bridge bus accident has increased to three today.

Two girls were killed, 26 others injured and one passenger was reported missing when the bus carrying pilgrims returning from Sri Pada veered off the road and fell down a precipice in Norton Bridge last night (19).

When the army troops and the police inspected the bus this morning, they have found the body of the missing youth under the bus.

The accident occurred at around 9.30 last night. The pilgrims are a group of residents from Maharagama.

After being admitted to the Watawala Hospital, the injured were transferred to the Nawalapitiya Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

(Pic courtesy: Accident1st)


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