Car Accident

One dead, others injured in Manus accident

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu said the driver of the utility vehicle was a refugee, who was believed to have been driving without a license.

Four people, including two local women and another refugee were onboard the vehicle when it skidded and overturned near Salasia between 5 and 6 am.  

The driver sustained a fractured shoulder while one of the female passengers who sustained internal injuries passed away at the Lorengau General Hospital at 1pm today.

One dead in Sogeri crash

Central police commander Laimo Asi says the death took place when a hired PMV bus got into an accident outside the Rouna 4 area.

Unfortunately, Asi could not provide additional details as his traffic officers are yet to finalise the initial site report.

The PPC only confirmed that the bus was on hire from a church group at the time of the incident.

Asi says the initial time of the incident was at 7pm but not much detail of the incident was given as yet to his office.

Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned

Chloe Kabealo said she had unbuckled her seatbelt and tried to "go up for air", then "just kept floating up out".

She said of her lost family members: "They were all loved and they'll never be forgotten."

Her father, who was not in the car, said he was "shattered" by the loss.

"I'm not holding up," Matt Kabealo said. "I'm just being strong for my daughter."

Chloe and her mother, sister and brother were in a car in the small town of Tumbulgum in New South Wales when it slid off a muddy road into a flooded river earlier this month.

Six dead following nasty accident in Arawa

 It has been described as one of the most horrific accidents in central Bougainville history where six people, five male and one female have died. It was a very sad day for the residents of Arawa town on Saturday because the ones who died were known to many.

Two die in road accident in Central

Witnesses told LOOP PNG, the deceased, a male and a female were thrown off the back of the maroon land cruiser at different times when the driver lost control at a dangerous bend near Manugoro village, causing the car to slip and roll twice down a slope.

"The female was thrown in the first flip. She died instantly when her head hit a rock," witnesses said.

"The male was tossed onto the bitumen road in the second flip and died instantly."

There were six people in the car, three females and three males, all from the Highlands.

Five lucky to be alive

The 10-seater had five people in the vehicle, three men and a woman including the driver. All were from the Highlands and were allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

According to witnesses, the driver was travelling at high speed   and lost control at the roundabout which caused him to spin out of control and into a small drain near  a house.

Driver sought in five deaths vehicle crash

The death and unconfirmed number of injured young people were returning from a Seventh Day Adventist Church gathering in Aitape when the fatal accident happened in Hawain.

East Sepik police boss Peter Philip was not able to give any information when contacted by Loop PNG this morning.

“We will be able to give more information after lunch, after police gather facts of the accident and interview survivors,” PPC Philip said.

He confirmed that the identity of the driver who escaped from the crash site is still unknown.  

Chaos after highway collision

An Isuzu Fuso FSR was overtaking a 25 seater Coaster bus, loaded with passengers.  And both vehicles were heading to Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province when they collided.

According to the passengers who were at the scene, the Fuso was overtaking them at a bend after Yalu Bridge.

They said it overtook them and then decided to move back to its original lane after seeing an oncoming vehicle in the opposite direction.

While doing so, it squeezed in close to another vehicle ahead of them.

Minister confirms death of longtime resident

The crash still remains under investigation.

However, Pato has expressed “sincere heartfelt sympathy on the tragic loss’’ and assured the immediate relatives of the victim that PNG officials were liaising with US authorities, and have been told to extend consular support to the immediate family.

He has affirmed that the next course of action will be undertaken once a full incident brief is furnished to the Department of Foreign Affairs.