Bus company to seek the assistance of the vanua

PACIFIC Transport Limited says it will seek the assistance of the vanua after a second bus stoning incident in the space of 10 days in Sigatoka.

General manager Finance and Operations Nitesh Chand said the company was also looking at withdrawing service to the area due to the high risk to passenger safety.

“On Saturday night at 10pm, one of our buses was stoned at Korolevu,” he said.

“The bus was a charter and it was carrying Under 19 rugby players from Ratu Navula College after their game with Nasikawa College.

“We had about 30 passengers, including players and coaches.

“This is a very serious matter and we are now assessing whether it will be safe to provide bus services in the Sigatoka area.

“We don’t want to risk passenger safety and these repairs are costing us a lot of money.”

Last week, a Pacific Transport Ltd bus ferrying 50 passengers was stoned along the queens Road at the approach to Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa.

Noone was hurt in the incident but a passenger side window was shattered in the process.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said investigations were being conducted into the incident.

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