A 27-YEAR-old passenger was rescued by National Fire Authority officers of Sigatoka after he was involved in a road accident on Friday afternoon.
Chief executive officer John O'Connor said the incident happened at Cuvu where firefighters successfully removed the injured passengers from the crashed vehicle before being transported to the Sigatoka Hospital.
"Upon arrival, the fire officers saw that a three-tonne delivery truck had veered off the road at Cuvu in Nadroga," Mr O'Connor said. "The driver was able to free himself but the 27-year-old passenger was trapped inside the truck.
"The officers utilised specialised rescue equipment and were able to free the victim safely before the victim was transported to the Koromumu Hospital by the ambulance.
"This incident reflects how serious a situation on the road and fire can be if we are not careful. "
Meanwhile, he said firefighters attended to three major emergencies in the last 24 hours.
"In a separate road accident rescue at Waisali Settlement in Savusavu, NFA Labasa and Savusavu team attended to a road accident rescue where a diesel tanker containing 19,000 litres of diesel had tumbled down the Nabalebale Hill," he said.
"Upon arrival, the fire team saw the tanker at the bottom of the slope.
"The fire team washed the diesel that spilled on the road and was on standby to ensure the tanker did not burst into flames."