32 school children injured in Sri Lanka bus accident

Colombo [Sri Lanka], March 18, 2022 (ANI): Thirty-two school children were injured after a bus crashed into a tree in Sri Lanka’s Walasmulla on Friday, media reported citing police.

According to Police, the accident was occurred due to a brake failure while the students were returning from an educational trip, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The injured children have been rushed to the Walasmulla hospital by residents.

According to a news agency, Sri Lanka faces a high number of road accidents with 52 fatal motor accidents reported from December 25 to 31, 2021 alone, which left 53 people dead, police said.

According to official figures, a total of 2,365 fatal motor accidents were reported in 2021, resulting in the deaths of 2,461 people, it added. (ANI)

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