About 50 people injured in road accident in Sri Lanka


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  • Thursday, 20 Jun 2024

COLOMBO, June 19 (Xinhua) -- About 50 people were injured when a privately owned bus and a school bus collided in Ranala, about 20 km from Colombo, on Wednesday, police said in a statement.

Meanwhile, local media reported that about 30 students were injured in the accident. Police said that there were no critical injuries, and the injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

Local media reported that it was raining when the accident took place.

Accidents involving motor vehicles are common in Sri Lanka. There were 2,557 deaths in 2,200 fatal traffic accidents in Sri Lanka in 2023.

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