Two killed, 39 injured in twin accidents

A private bus went down a precipice in Kegalle this morning injuring 30 school children, the police media unit said.

The police said that the bus initially collided with a car and then went down the precipice injuring the children who were in the bus.

According to the police there were 40 children in the bus who were heading to school at the time of the accident.

The accident took place along the Kegalle – Kurunegala main road when the bus collided with the car which was heading towards Polgahawela.

All the injured children were admitted to the Kegalle hospital while the bus driver and the driver of the car, who were also injured, were admitted to hospital.

Meanwhile separately a woman and a child were killed and 7 others were injured following an accident in Kochikade this morning.

The accident occurred opposite the Kochikade church when a car crashed into a temporary shed setup for devotees who had come to witness the church feast last night.