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Fatal bus accident in Peradeniya: One dead, 37 injured

March 17, Colombo (LNW): One person was fatally injured, and 37 others sustained injuries in an accident involving a bus traveling from Nelligala to Pundaluoya at Yahalatenna in Peradeniya.

According to police reports, the bus was ferrying a group of devotees who were returning from a visit to the Nelligala International Buddhist Centre.

The incident occurred when the bus driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slide down a 15-meter slope and collide with a tree.

All injured individuals, including the bus driver, were rushed to the Peradeniya Hospital for medical treatment.

Unfortunately, a 79-year-old passenger succumbed to their injuries.

The deceased, identified as a resident of Halpola, Pundaluoya, and two critically injured passengers have been transferred to the Kandy General Hospital for further medical care.

Peradeniya Police have initiated further investigations into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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