Private bus knocks down sister, brother: Girl dies
A school girl died and her brother was seriously injured when a
private bus knocked them down in Tholangamuwa, Warakapola yesterday
Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said a private bus plying
from Kandy to Colombo knocked down the two schoolchildren opposite the
Dudley Senanayake Maha Vidyalaya in Tholangamuwa around 7.00am.
The girl, 8 and her brother, 10 were coming out of their house on the
Kandy-Colombo road to go to school when tragedy struck, he added. The
girl was killed on the spot and her brother was admitted to Warakapola
Hospital under critical condition.
SSP Gunasekera said the driver of the bus was arrested. Warakapola
police are investigating. Meanwhile, three received minor injuries when
the vehicle of Democratic People’s Front Leader Mano Ganeshan skidded
off the road in Avissawella yesterday around 2.00am.
The vehicle knocked off a make-shift boutique and crashed on to an
electricity post. “The accident occurred due to the driver dozing off on
the wheel”, SSP Gunasekera said.