Radella accident bus driver bailed

Nuwara Eliya Magistrate Nalaka Sanjeewa Edirisinghe on Wednesday ordered to bail out the bus driver, who was in jail in connection to the accident at Radella, Nanu Oya, on a Rs.25,000 cash bail and three sureties each worth Rs.100,000. The case will be taken up again on March 2.

The bus driver (62) is a resident of Kuda-Uduwa, Horana. The bus carrying students from Thurstan College, Colombo were returning to Colombo from Nuwara Eliya when it collided with a van and three-wheeler at a short-cut road. Five persons of the same family who were in the van, the van driver and the three-wheeler driver were killed in the accident and 53 persons, including 41 students in the bus, sustained injuries.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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