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A laborer who was part of a cleaning crew of a private company was killed after he was struck down by a bus at Wellawatta last night.

Police Media Unit stated that the victim had been pushing a rubbish cart near the W.A. Silva Junction when he was hit by the bus coming from Mathugama.

The 42-year-old victim was admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital before being subsequently transferred to the Colombo National Hospital. However, he later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as a resident of Koralawella, Moratuwa. The bus driver has been arrested. Wellawatta Police are investigating.