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* Driver of private bus toppled in Madurankuliya killing seven remanded
Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 10:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

p>Nov 07, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered to remand the driver of the bus toppled yesterday at Madurankuliya in Puttalam killing seven passengers and injuring more than 50 people.

Puttalam Acting Magistrate Bandara Rajakaruna ordered the driver of the bus, Mohammed Jeffrey Mohammed, a resident of Puttalam to be remanded until the 15th of this month.

The Acting Magistrate visited Puttalam Hospital and inspected the bus driver who was receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the accident under police protection and ordered to admit him to the Prison Hospital if needed.

The accident happened when the private bus driven at a high speed attempted to pass a three-wheeler on a narrow culvert in the Madurankuliya area along the Puttalam-Colombo main highway. The driver of the private had lost control and crashed into the culvert toppling over the bus.

The three-wheeler driver also sustained serious injuries in the accident. The injured have been admitted to the Puttalam and Mundalama Hospitals.

The post mortem examinations of five of the bodies were conducted at the Puttalam Base Hospital today and the bodies were handed over to the families.

The body of the Indian national, Arumugan Pande is kept at the Colombo National Hospital morgue.

 

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