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Badulla bus accident death toll rises to 12

Colombo, Jan 07 (BAN/ AD): As per police reports death toll of bus accident in Badulla has risen to 12, also 44 people had been injured when the bus fell off a cliff. The bus of Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), skidded off the road and plunged about 200 meters down a cliff at the 6th Mile Post on Passara-Madolsima Road.

Four police officers are among the injured, the police said. Among the injured currently receiving treatment at the Badulla General Hospital are 16 women, 24 men and several children. Six of them are in critical condition, according to Dr. Ranjith Amarakoon, Deputy Superintendent of the Badulla Hospital.

Badulla General Hospital is conducting postmortems of the dead. Two school children are among the dead. The funeral expenses will be borne by Government. An investigation will be conducted by the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).

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