Three people were killed and 6 others sustained injuries following an accident along the Avissawella – Nuwara Eliya road.
The police said that the accident occurred late last night after the van had gone down a precipice.
All 9 people who were in the van were injured and were rushed to hospital.
However the driver and two others succumbed to their injuries, the police media unit said today.
Among those injured are a 36 year old woman and children aged 12, 11, 8, 14 and 1 1/2 years old.
The injured were admitted to the Nuwara Eliya hospital for further treatment.
The police said that the passengers of the van were heading to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo at the time of the accident. (Colombo Gazette)