School van in head-on collision with bus driver killed, seven student injured

by Hemantha Randunu

A school van driver died and seven students of Royal College and Ananda Balika Vidyalaya were injured in a head-on collision with a bus at the Kadawatha-Mahara Junction yesterday afternoon.

Hospital sources said that condition of three students was critical.

Among the injured students were five boys of Colombo Royal College and two girls of the Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo, police said. They were warded at the Ragama Hospital.

The school van tried to overtake two other vans and collided head on with an SLTB bus, eye witnesses told police.

The driver of the SLTB bus of the Kadawatha Depot. Has been arrested.


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