A 48-year-old man was killed after he fell from a bus and was then run over by the same bus at Avissawella at around 4.10am today.

Police said the bus, coming from Kegalle along the Kegalle-Ratnapura main road, had dropped off passengers at Avisswella and had turned towards Ratnapura when the victim had been flung from the bus. The bus’s front wheels had then gone over his legs, severely injuring him.

The victim had been admitted to the Avissawella hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The bus driver has been arrested by Avissawella police, who are conducting further investigations.