10 killed as Sri Lanka bus plunges off cliff
05 November 2013, 15:28
Colombo - At least 10 people were killed and 18 others were injured when a bus skidded off a road and plunged down a cliff in central Sri Lanka, police said on Tuesday.
A police statement said the bus from a state-owned company was travelling along a mountain road in the central hill town of Bandarawela when it veered off the road and fell down a 105m precipice on Monday night.
Five women and five men were killed, while the 18 injured included the driver and the conductor, the statement said.
Police say they were investigating to find the cause of the crash. Accidents are common in Sri Lanka because of bad driving habits and poorly maintained roads