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Taxi Drivers In Lucky Escape

Two taxi drivers are counting their luwcky stars after they escaped unscathed in an eight-vehicle crash in Samabula, Suva, yesterday. Tevita Singh, said he was lucky that he escaped the
05 Dec 2014 10:03
Taxi Drivers In Lucky Escape
A National Fire Authority rescue team tries to free a trapped driver after eight vehicle were involved in an accident in Samabula yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Two taxi drivers are counting their luwcky stars after they escaped unscathed in an eight-vehicle crash in Samabula, Suva, yesterday.

Tevita Singh, said he was lucky that he escaped the horrific accident without any injury.

“I was on my way to Walu Bay alone when the accident occurred,” Mr Singh said.

Another taxi driver, Savenaca Mara, said he was lucky he did not suffer any injury in the accident.

Two people remain in a critical condition at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital following an eight vehicle crash in Samabula, Suva, yesterday.

A truck loaded with goods rolled out of control downhill from Princes Road and collided with a bus and six other vehicles at the main junction connecting Ratu Mara Road, Waimanu Road and Edinburgh Drive, says Fiji Police Force spokesperson Ana Naisoro.

She could not give details of the two people injured.

Ms Naisoro has confirmed there were no fatalities. It took officers from the National Fire Authority at least two hours to free a truck driver who was caught and trapped inside the wreck in the middle of the accident.

“The firefighters took a lot of time in removing the man because there were flammable chemicals on and around the truck,” National Fire Authority chief executive officer John O’Connor said.

He said they made sure that they did not use any equipment that would spark an explosion.

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