A private bus undertaken to transport garment workers in a factory in Akuressa, Thallala area
had skidded off the road had crashed through a plantain cultivation site and fallen into a paddy field. The private bus carrying the garment workers had crashed in this manner today morning 22nd instant at 7 o clock in the morning. Seven female garment workers who were injured had been admitted to the Akuressa base hospital for treatment. The private bus had been travelling from Pitabeddara to Galle.