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Badulla bus accident kills 8, injures 40

Eight people were killed and 40 injured when a bus fell off a precipice in Badulla yesterday.

The accident, which occurred near the sixth milepost on the Passara-Madulsima road around 5.20pm, involved a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus heading towards Madulsima from Passara, Badulla police said.

A spokesman for the Police Post in the Badulla General Hospital told RepublicNext that four men and four women were killed in the accident.

Reports that the death toll has risen to 12, however, are false, the spokesman added.

The police is carrying out further investigations on the accident.

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