A woman was killed and about 40 others were injured after a private bus toppled down a precipice in Lindula this morning.

Police Media Unit said the accident occurred along the Nuwara Eliya Road near Vinayanagar Kovil next to No.7 Colony. All injured persons were admitted to the Nuwara Eliya Hospital.

A 59-year-old woman who was among the injured had died upon admission.

Police said those on the bus were all employees of the Tea Research Institute located at Thalawakele, Lindula. They were on their way back to the estate from Thalawakele town when the incident occurred. Lindula Police are investigating.