Committee to probe Badulla vehicle parade accident



A three-member committee has been appointed based on the advice of the Education Secretary of the Uva Province to investigate the incident in which an SUV toppled over during a vehicle parade.

Education Secretary of the Uva Province Nandasena Herath said the committee comprises an official of the Uva Province Education office and two officials attached to the Uva Province Education Directors office.

Herath said he expects the security forces to assist in putting a stop to such programs organized in line with the annual cricket encounters of other schools in the province.

Badulla Magistrate Nojith De Silva conducted the magisterial inquiry of the Badulla new stadium on Sunday (02) morning, where the accident occurred. 

Two students of Badulla Dharmadutha College were killed and six others were injured when an SUV overturned during a vehicle parade organized in line with the annual cricket match between Badulla Dharmadutha College and Uva College on Saturday (01).

The six students injured in the accident are receiving treatment at the Badulla General Hospital.

Hospital sources said two of them are in serious condition.

The bodies of the two deceased students were handed over to their relatives on Sunday (02).

(News 1st) 


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