A passenger was critically injured, yesterday (18) morning, when a SLTB bus, plying between Trincomalee and Neelapola, skidded off the road near Mallikaitivu in the Muttur Police Division.
The Muttur Police said that the injured person is being treated in the ICU at the Muttur Base Hospital.
Police suspect that excess speed might be the cause of the accident. The Muttur Police are conducting further inquiries while recording statements from the driver and the conductor of SLTB bus.
Meanwhile, three persons from the same family were killed on the spot in a vehicular accident involving a van along the Moneragala- Wellawaya road near Buttala.
The Buttala Police yesterday (18) said mother, father and their daughter walking on the roadside were the victims of the accident. The van had sped away from without stopping. Police recovered the van which was hidden in the Kukkuranpola area.
By Naalir Jamaldeen