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Bus crash query

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

VILLAGERS of Lovonivonu on Taveuni have raised their concerns on the state of the village hall that was ruined by a Pacific Transport Limited bus last year.

Lovonivonu Village headman Sevanaia Watekini said the bus company promised them to pay for the damage caused by the accident that claimed a student's life.

"The accident occurred last year in September when the bus carrying students rolled down the hill from Bucalevu Secondary School and crashed into the Lovonivonu Community Hall and into the wall of another house in the village," said Mr Watekini.

"We have been promised by the company that they would take care of the damage that the bus had done to the hall but to date it still remains damaged and we still await a response from the company.

"The hall is part of the village as functions and other events are held at our village hall which is currently in a bad state.

"Every time we contact the company office we are told that they are about to carry out repair works but nothing has come out of these promises since last year," said Mr Watekini.

Pacific Transport Limited general manager, Satya Nand Pande said they had already contacted their insurance company and that they are dealing with the matter.


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