Bus tumbles in Naitasiri; driver in custody

The bus lies sideways on the side of the road along the Sawani Serea Road, Naitasiri yesterday. Picture: SUPPLIED

A BUS driver allegedly lost control of the bus he was driving that was conveying 60 passengers along the Sawani Serea Road, Naitasiri yesterday causing it to tumble before landing on the side of the road.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said a woman in her 70s who was a passenger in the bus is being admitted under observation at the Vunidawa Hospital while 15 others are admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital because of the accident.

Ms Naisoro said 26 passengers received minor injuries while 14 passengers were treated at the Vunidawa Hospital and sent home.

The driver remains in custody at the Vunidawa Police Station.

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