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Bus topples on Southern Expressway, 17 injured

The bus is towed away. Inset: parts of the windscreen.

Seventeen people were injured when the bus in which they were travelling toppled on the Southern Expressway at Pinnaduwa on Saturday.

The injured were rushed to the Karapitiya Hospital and two persons, including a young boy, are said to be critical.

The accident, according to the police, occurred due to a technical failure in the bus, causing the driver to lose control.

Meanwhile, authorities managing the expressway had taken swift measures to remove the bus from the expressway in a short period of time to ensure that vehicular movement would not be affected.