Colombo, Oct 6 (AdaDerana) – Five persons who were injured after a tree fell on a Deniyaya-bound bus in Kollupitiya have succumbed to their injuries, the Colombo National Hospital reported.
17 persons were reported injured earlier this morning (06 Oct.) after a tree fell on the passenger bus at Duplication Road in Kolluptiya.
The incident had taken place near the Liberty Junction.
The injured passengers were rushed to the Colombo National Hospital for immediate medical attention.
The Duplication Road was subsequently closed for traffic movement and the police have advised motorists to use alternative routes for the time being.
The Deniyaya-bound bus had departed Pettah this morning when a tree fell on it near the Liberty Junction in Kollupitiya.
The injured passengers have been rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention.
Meanwhile, the Duplication Road has been closed for traffic movement following the tragic accident and the police have advised the motorists to use alternative routes for the time being.