Bus transporting Parliament staffers falls into pond | Daily News

Bus transporting Parliament staffers falls into pond

An SLTB bus transporting Parliament staffers fell into the pond surrounding the Parliament building, yesterday evening, the Parliament Media Unit said.

Around 30 staff members were inside the bus when the accident took place. The bus was out of control due to the slippery conditions caused by yesterday’s heavy rainfall. No one has sustained injuries, they added. The driver of the bus was taken into custody by Welikada Police. The bus was bound to Hanwella. It is reported that the said driver was new to the job, the unit added.

The buses that transport staff members are not allowed inside the Parliament premises due to security reasons.

However, due to the prevailing rainy conditions, buses were allowed to pick staffers from near the Parliament building.