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Police said 17 school students were injured after a bus transporting them met with an accident at Torrington Avenue in Colombo this morning.

Police said the bus had collided with a jeep and had overturned. Twenty school students were on board at the time of the incident. They included seven male students and 13 female students.

The injured were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital, where they are currently being treated. The bus driver has been arrested. Police said he was also injured due to the accident and is currently being treated in hospital under police guard.