Four year old twin girls among 10 dead in horrific bus van collision

Ten people including three women and three children are confirmed dead in a collision between a bus and a passenger van near the National School in Mahiyangana early this morning.

Among the dead are twin four year old girls and a 10 year old boy.

Hanali Alexander and Paigaa Alexander the twin 4 year olds who perished

The accident has taken place around 1.30 am, Police Media Division told RepublicNext.

Many of the dead and injured are from Batticoloa.

Two others are critically injured.

All the dead and injured were passengers in the van

Police have arrested the driver of the private bus which collided with the vans

The full list of the dead and injured are as follows:

List of deceased,

1) Joseph Relintan Joseph, age 56 from Batticaloa

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2) Silvia Joseph, age 50 (Relintan Joseph’s wife)

3) Lister Alexander, age 32 from Batticaloa

4) Nisalin Alexander, age 27 ( Lister Alexander’s wife)

5) Hanali Alexander, age 04 ( Lister Alexander daughter)

6) Paigaa Alexander, age 04 ( Lister Alexander daughter)

7) Yuti Prince Hendrick, age 48 from Batticaloa

8) Maria Francia Hendrick, age 42 ( Yuti Prince Hendrick’s wife)

9) Cereb Hendrick, age 10 ( Yuti Prince Hendrick’s daughter)

10) Yuti Prince heid  Hendrick, age 19 ( Yuti Prince Hendrick’s son )

List of injured,

1) Segani Hendrick, age 13 ( Yuti Prince Hendrick’s daughter)

2) Resani Burgasal, age 16 from Ja-Ela

Further, the injured had been transferred to the Badulla Hospital

The Police suspect the driver of the van might have fallen asleep while driving which led to the accident

Six others have died in road accidents during the last 24 hours, Police headquarters said.

Bus Van collision at Mahiyangana/Palitha Ariyawansha
Inside the ill-fated van/ Palitha Ariyawansha

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