13 victims of road accident laid to rest

The 13 victims in the road accident in Northern Province were finally laid to rest today.

Popondetta General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr Gunzee Gawin told Loop PNG today that the bodies were taken to their villages on Wednesday and laid to rest today.

He said the remaining 10 victims from the 16 were still at the hospital but in a stable condition.

Dr Gawin said two were discharged this morning and eight remain at the hospital.

The accident involved a PMV truck and an oil palm fruit truck belonging to the Higaturu Oil Palm Ltd.

The 13 victims died instantly at the accident site.

Meanwhile, relatives of the victims are demanding K50 million compensation from the Higaturu.

They have given the company seven days ultimatum to respond to their demand.

The ultimatum will lapse tomorrow (Friday).


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Freddy Mou