Five persons who were injured after a tree fell on a Deniyaya-bound bus in Kollupitiya have succumbed to their injuries, the Colombo National Hospital reported.

17 persons were reported injured earlier this morning (06 Oct.) after a tree fell on  the passenger bus at Duplication Road in Kolluptiya.

The incident had taken place near the Liberty Junction.

The injured passengers were rushed to the Colombo National Hospital for immediate medical attention.