shock as road collapses
Nearly 40 passengers in a bus narrowly escaped when a main road
in Maradana caved in yesterday, police said. The breakdown of T.
B. Jayah Mawatha (old Darley Road) left a huge hole and the bus
fell into it.
passengers escaped but the bus was badly damaged. An official of
the Colombo Muncipal Council said he was not aware of the reasons
for the collapse of this main road near the Maradana junction but
pointed out there was a sewerage pipe under the road.
shocked bus driver, S.N. Katheswaran, said he saw the road giving
way in front of him but he put the bus into full gear and took other
emergency measures to save the passengers.
police and CMC workers immediately barricaded the area around the
damaged road and warned people to stay away as there could be more
damage to the road, which was recently reconstructed.