One killed, 12 injured

One person was killed and 12 others injured following an accident on the A9 highway in Omanthai last evening, the police media unit said today.

The accident involved a bus, a van and a tipper truck.

A passenger bus had collided with the van coming on the opposite direction while the tipper truck had then rammed into the van from behind.

In all 13 people were injured and admitted to the Vavuniya hospital but the driver of the van later succumbed to his injuries.

The police said that 6 women were among those injured in the accident.