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Near bus tragedy at damaged bridge

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Sunday, March 30, 2014

A BRIDGE linking rural communities in Nausori was closed to all traffic last night for urgent repairs.

The bridge on Koronivia Rd was damaged in an accident yesterday morning when the tyre of a bus crossing it veered off the structure, causing the bus to almost fall into the river.

In an Information Ministry statement, the Fiji Roads Authority advised the travelling public using the route that a full closure took place from 6pm yesterday and the bridge was expected to re-open by midday today.

The bridge was only open to light goods vehicles when a team from this newspaper visited the place around midday yesterday.

The FRA assured the public that buses would continue to service the area from both sides of the bridge and its contractors Fulton Hogan Hiways will carry out urgent repair works last evening (yesterday).

"The authority apologises for the inconvenience this emergency closure may cause," the statement said.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the rear right tyre of the bus veered off the road which resulted in the damage to certain parts of the bridge.








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