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Accident in Omanthai kills five, 21 injured

ABLAZE: The passenger bus caught fire after the van it collided with burst into flames killing the driver/WhatsApp Image

Five people are dead and 21 others are injured after a bus slammed into a van on the Kandy – Jaffna road in Omanthai police division, on Sunday night the Police Media Division (SLPMD) said.

The accident has occurred when a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus collided with a van around 7.50 pm last evening.

Those who were injured have been admitted to Vavuniya Hospital and four persons have succumbed to injuries upon admission to the hospital.

According to the police, both vehicles had caught fire during the rescue operation where the driver of the van has been burned to death.

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