Bus accident injures 40

At least 40 people were injured when a bus veered off the road and met with an accident in Kebithigollawa this morning.

Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that the accident occurred along the Padaviya-Kebathigolawa main road.

The bus which was taking a group of people to Mannar from Trincomalee, after a wedding function veered off the road and toppled injuring the passengers in the vehicle.

Of those injured, 15 were in critical condition and were transferred to the Anuradhapura hospital from the Kebithigollawa hospital.

The police said that the driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in the accident.