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20 Students Involved In Solevu Accident On Way To School, 1 Still In Hospital

20 Students Involved In Solevu Accident On Way To School, 1 Still In Hospital
October 11
09:48 2018

Twenty students of Im­maculate Conception College were taken to the Nabouwalu Subdi­visional Hospital in Bua on Tuesday morning after they were involved in an accident.

A senior prefect of the school Melisio Tavasara said the incident happened around 8 am at Solevu, a few kilometres away from the school.

“The Rural Service Li­cence vehicle veered off the road and more than 20 stu­dents were inside travelling to school,” Melisio said.

“I was on my way to school also when I saw a few stu­dents who were injured standing at the site.”

Divisional Police Com­mander (DPC) Northern Senior Superintendent of Police Eparama Waqa has confirmed the incident.

“There were 24 passengers travelling in an RSL when the accident happened in Bua on Tuesday morning,” SSP Waqa said.

“I was informed by my officers that the principal of Immaculate Concep­tion College brought 20 students to Nabouwalu Subdivisional Hospital in Bua to be treated. Some stu­dents were treated and sent home.

“Three were admitted at the hospital and one trans­ferred to Labasa Hospital who sustained major inju­ries.

Three were discharged.

“We will take down all the reports of the students and driver soon,” he added as part of investigations.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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