A nine-year-old child died after a train crashed into a private bus in Mannar.
The accident occurred near the Talaimannar pier this afternoon (16).
Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana said around 30 passengers, including 20 schoolchildren, were in the bus at the time of the accident.
He said 15 people have sustained injuries, with two people in a critical condition.
DIG Rohana said the driver and the conductor of the bus have been taken into police custody.
He further said the Talaimannar Police have commenced investigations into the accident. (Colombo Gazette)