Nasty Lae accident leaves 2 dead

Two people have been confirmed dead following another nasty vehicle collision in Lae, Morobe Province, on Friday (January 26).

This time the accident occurred on the newly-completed freeway at Eight-Mile.

The collision was between a Hornibrook NGI truck and PMV bus, both full of passengers.

Police say the accident occurred when the Hornibrook truck, whilst travelling into Lae, ran off its lane, skipped over the pavement separating the lanes on the freeway and plunged into the oncoming PMV bus.

The PMV bus was heading to Nadzab.

Police Traffic attended to the scene.

Lae’s metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Junior, says 42 people were treated for injuries, two are in critical condition and two confirmed deaths – a male and a female – so far.

This nasty accident follows closely behind the January 13 Markham collision between a 15-seater PMV bus and a five door vehicle, where around 7 people have reportedly died.


Charmaine Poriambep