Fatal Collision on Colombo-Kandy Road: 1 Dead and 9 Injured as Buses Collide Head-On
Tragedy struck on the Colombo-Kandy main road last night, August 29th, as a head-on collision between two buses in the Kajugama area claimed one life and left nine others injured.
According to initial reports, the incident involved a privately-operated bus carrying a group of employees and a bus operated by the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB). The collision occurred when the private bus attempted to overtake another vehicle and crashed head-on into the SLTB bus, which was en route from Kattankudy to Colombo.
Regrettably, the 44-year-old driver of the private bus lost his life in the collision. Among the casualties, four women and five others sustained injuries from the impact. The deceased driver’s body has been transported to Wathupitiwala and Warakapola hospitals.
As the investigation unfolds, the driver of the SLTB bus has been apprehended and is currently in police custody. The Nittambuwa Police are diligently conducting further inquiries into the incident to ascertain the full scope of the tragedy. This unfortunate event serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of road safety and vigilance while traveling.