19 injured in Diyatalawa bus incident including military personnel
2018-Feb-21 | By News Admin

The 19 injured passengers in Diyatalawa bus incident include several Army and Air Force personnel, according to the Military Spokesman.

A fire, followed by an explosion occurred in a private passenger bus travelling from Jaffna to Diyatalawa caused injuries to 19 passengers this morning (21) around 5.45 am while it was plying in the general area of Kahagolla, Diyatalawa.

Reports claimed that the bus after reaching Bandarawela town has transferred the passengers bound for Diyatalawa to another private bus before the incident took place.

Among the passengers were 7 Army personnel and 5 Air Force personnel. The condition of 2 Army personnel is reportedly critical. The injured have been rushed to Diyatalawa Hospital.

The Army denies any terrorist involvement in the incident, a statement said. Police investigations are in progress.

 

Sources : Ada Derana