UPDATE: Death toll rises to 9 in Poonagala bus crash
Date: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 03:50:19 LKT
Topic: Lankan General News
The death toll has risen to nine after a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus veered off the road and fell into a precipice in the Poonagala area in Bandarawela.
It was initially reported that five passengers on the bus were killed and another 18 were injured in the crash.
The wounded were rushed to Bandarawela and Diyatalawa hospitals following the accident today, while 5 of them including a female succumbed to injuries, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.
However, latest reports confirm that four more persons critically wounded in the incindet have succumbed to injuries in hospital.