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Police To Probe Passengers Jumping Off Moving Bus

Police are investigating an incident where four passengers suffered injuries after jumping off a moving bus in Nausori on Saturday. One of the passengers claims the incident occurred at the
01 Aug 2016 10:35
Police To Probe Passengers Jumping Off Moving Bus
Fiji Police

Police are investigating an incident where four passengers suffered injuries after jumping off a moving bus in Nausori on Saturday.

One of the passengers claims the incident occurred at the Nausori Village roundabout. The passenger claimed they were travelling from Suva in the bus when they broke the glass window and jumped out because they saw what looked like smoke coming from the engine compartment.

Tebara Transport Limited chief executive officer Arvind Maharaj said he was aware of the situation, but said the passengers had given false information.

Mr Maharaj said the passengers had panicked after the bus stopped because the engine cut-off.

“The smoke was coming off the muffler and not the engine compartment of the bus,” he said.

“The passengers panicked in the situation, but the bus is working fine.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the passengers claimed they had asked the bus driver to stop when they noticed the smoke.

“It is alleged that several requests were made to the bus driver to stop however he continued to drive towards Nausori Town and in a panic situation, the passengers jumped off the moving bus.”

The four passengers were treated at the Nausori Health Centre.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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