Lorry-bus collision kills three, injures five
A collision between a bus and a lorry in Wahamalugollewa along the Anuradhapura-Medawachchiya Road left three killed and at least five others critically injured.
According to Police Media, the accident occurred when a luxury private bus travelling towards Jaffna had collided head-on with a lorry travelling towards Dambulla.
Eight passengers who were travelling in the bus were admitted to Medawachchiya Hospital. Three succumbed to their injuries upon admission, police said.
The deceased are identified to be in the ages of 53, 30 and 12. Three children, one male and a female are among the injured.
The driver of the lorry had fled following the incident. Medawachchiya Police are carrying out further investigations.