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Lucky escape for 25

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, June 01, 2014

TWENTY-FIVE passengers escaped serious injuries and death after a Labasa-bound bus they were in veered off the road at Wairiki Hill in Bua yesterday morning.

A police statement said the driver of the Parmod Enterprises Limited bus had been interviewed and was later released.

"Thirteen of the passengers were medically-examined and sent home while the rest of them continued their journey to Labasa in another bus," the statement said.

"The passengers' statements will be taken later because they are still reeling from the accident.

"The bus is now parked at the station awaiting the vehicle examination officer to inspect it."

Parmod Enterprises Limited bus owner Parmod Chand said he was aware of the incident, adding the driver lost control of the vehicle.

"I received a call in the morning and was informed that the journey was obstructed by smoke along the roadside," Mr Chand said.

"The driver stopped to allow the smoke to clear from the road but when he started the engine, the smoke hovered again. He tried to handle the situation but he lost control of the gear. The bus is brand new and it sustained minor damage.

"No passenger was injured and the bus is at the police station."

The statement added investigations into the matter continued.








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