A diesel bowser transporting fuel from Colombo to Haputale had veered off the road in the Bathgoda area in Haldummulla early today morning (06) before falling onto a house.
The driver and assistant of the bowser have been admitted to the Haldummulla Divisional hospital with injuries.
Five residents of the house onto which the bowser had toppled, had barely escaped with their lives, residents say.
Reports say that residents were scurrying to collect fuel leaking from the bowser.
Police suspectthe driver had lost control of the vehicle. Further investigations are underway.
(Pics : Ada)