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Father run over by bus driven by son

A tragic incident where an 84-year-old father died after being run over by a bus driven by his son is reported from the Dayagama Police area. The accident had occurred around 7.30 p.m on February 26 when the son was trying to park the private bus on the Hatton Dayagama route near their house after completing the day’s last trip.

Dayagama Police said investigations revealed that the deceased Amunugama Kariappan had been run over when the son reversed the bus unaware that the father was standing behind. The son who drove the bus is in police custody. Investigations are continuing.