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Bus-trishaw collision injures four

The vehicles involved in the accident. Picture by Rahula Samatha Hettiarachi, Ambalangoda Group Corr.

A bus and a three-wheeler had collided at Ambalantota, yesterday, around 9.30 am, injuring four members of a family.

The accident had occurred at the Mirijjawila junction, where a bus plying from Colombo to Hambantota had collided with a three-wheeler plying in the opposite direction.

The three-wheeler had caught ablaze upon collision and subsequently, the victims had sustained severe burn wounds.

They were identified as a father, mother and two children; aged one and eight. Eyewitnesses stated that many road accidents take place at the Mirijjawila junction and that a proper roundabout should be constructed to avert such tragedies.