At least 18 injured in bus accident in Sri Lanka

At least 18 were injured when a state-owned bus veered off the road and fell into a precipice at Watawala in central Sri Lanka, during the early hours of Tuesday.

Police spokesman Nihal Thalduwa told Xinhua that the bus, which carried around 120 passengers, was traveling to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo.

The injured were admitted to several regional hospitals.

Several of the injured had sustained fractures, and the driver and the conductor had sustained minor injuries, the police spokesman said.

The spokesman added that they suspected technical issues have caused the accident and that Watawala police are conducting further investigations. (Xinhua/NAN)