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A passenger bus plunged off a road in central Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 30.
Police said the bus fell into a precipice near the town of Passara, about 240 kilometers east of Colombo, its stated destination.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said an initial investigation showed the negligence of the driver caused the accident. It wasn't immediately clear if the driver survived.
Local media reported over 70 passengers were on the bus.Associated Press
The deadly accident took place on Wednesday evening in Sayad district due to reckless driving and the victims comprised 12 women, eight children and four men, the spokesman said, adding that only a woman survived but was badly injured,
Earlier on Saturday state news agency PAP reported that the bus, with 57 people on board, fell into a ditch at night. The injured were taken to local hospitals and the remaining passengers were brought to a local school.
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