Pilgrim falls to his death in Chilaw

A person died after falling from the foot board of a bus carrying pilgrims to the Madhu Church in Inigodawela in Chilaw yesterday.

The 54-year-old person had lost his balance on the foot board and fallen out of the vehicle when he released his hands from the handle bar. The man was thrown out of the bus at about 2.15 a.m. yesterday. The victim who sustained severe injuries, was transferred from the Chilaw hospital to the National Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on the way to Colombo.

The bus driver was arrested by the Chilaw police and will be produced in the Chilaw Magistrate's Courts.

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