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Four from same family injured in bus-trishaw collision

17 April 2018 - 89   - 0

Four persons from the same family, including two children were seriously injured after a trishaw burst into flames after being hit by a private bus at Mirijjawila Junction in Ambalantota last morning (16).

The accident occurred the Tissa-Matara Main Road when the bus, plying towards Hambantota, struck a trishaw headed in the opposite direction. The trishaw had burst into flames on impact and the bus also suffered severe damage in the ensuing fire. 

The four injured persons in the trishaw, who were admitted to the Hambantota hospital, have been identified as a mother, father and their two children aged 1 and 8. 

The driver of the bus has surrendered to police. Area residents charged that many of those who flocked to the site soon after the incident were more interested in taking photographs of the scene rather than helping to rescue the victims and take them to hospital. 

Text and Pix by Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi in Hambantota

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