One person was killed and 19 others injured in a road accident in Welikanda, Namalgama last night (11).The deceased was cycling on the road when he was hit by the bus.
His wife was also sustained critical injuries and was admitted to Polonnaruwa Hospital.
Police said the accident had occurred when a van plying from Batticaloa towards Welikanda had attempted to overtake a bicycle disregarding the incoming bus.
Then the bus driver seeing the danger had turned the bus to the other side of the road.
However, the bus had toppled.
Police said, however, the van had hit the cyclist from behind.
The cyclist was killed and police arrested the van driver for reckless driving.
Most of the injured were passengers on the bus.