President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed officials to provide all necessary assistance to those injured in yesterday’s accident in Nanu Oya.
The President also informed officials to look into whether measures are required for the Sri Lanka Air Force to airlift those who are serious to Colombo.
Seven individuals died in the road accident in Radella, Nanu Oya yesterday while 60 persons sustained injuries.
Police said a group of students from a boy’s school in Colombo were travelling to Colombo from Nuwara-Eliya following an excursion when one bus was involved in the accident.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the bus collided with a parked van and the van rammed into a three-wheeler resulting in the bus falling 30 metres into a precipice.
SSP Thalduwa said 41 children, two teachers and three parents were in the bus at the time of the accident.
The injured have been admitted to the Nuwara-Eliya Hospital for treatment.
SSP Thalduwa said four males and three females are among the dead.