Police media spokesperson noted that the accident occurred around 12.45 this morning
It has been reported that the deceased were between the ages of 23 and 47.
It was further noted that the driver of the bus has been arrested in connection to the incident.
Meanwhile, 7 individuals including 2 children have been injured owing to a collision between a car and a wild elephant which was crossing the Habarana- Trincomalee main road.
Police stated that the wild elephant was killed in accident which occurred last night.
Amongst those injured were staff from Trincomalee hospital including a doctor.
They are currently receiving treatment at Dambulla base hospital.
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