Three people were killed when the three-wheeler they were travelling in collided with a passenger bus in Unawatuna, in the Habaraduwa police area early this morning, the police media unit said.
The police said that the accident had taken place along the Galle – Matara main road when the three-wheeler was taking a bend.
A passenger bus heading towards Matara from Colombo crashed into the three-wheeler which was travelling on the opposite direction.
The police said that four people who were in the three-wheeler sustained serious injuries in the accident and were admitted to the Karapitiya hospital.
Three of them later succumbed to their injuries. The three victims were aged between 27 and 34, the police media unit said.
According to the police, the victims are residents of Mihiripena, Habaraduwa. The bus driver has been arrested. (Colombo Gazette)