23 schoolchildren on trip injured in bus accident

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At least 23 schoolchildren on a trip were wounded when their bus met with an accident near Hinguruwatte bridge in Walasmulla last night (17), police say.

Carrying around 40 children, it had been returning from a monastery, when it had gone out of control, veered off the road and crashed onto a rock.

Only eight of the wounded, one in critical condition, are presently receiving treatment at hospital.