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An Army bus transporting Covid-19 patients, collided head on with a private bus in the Welikanda area on Dec 04 at around 6.15 am.

The accident took place near the 104th kilometer post on the Batticaloa-Colombo main road at Welikanda, Aselapura.

The drivers of the two buses were seriously injured in the incident.

The accident took place while the Army bus was on its way to the Welikanda Punani Corona Treatment Center carrying a Covid-19 patient in the Horana area.

No casualties were reported and Welikanda Police who are conducting investigations into the accident say that the driver of the bus transporting the Covid patients may have fallen asleep.

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