Bus runs over 15yo, chaos ensues

A 15-year-old boy from Tari, Hela Province, was on his way to school today when a PMV bus ran him over at Erima, Port Moresby.

The teen died instantly, says Gordon’s police station commander (PSC) Toby Hamago.

This led to chaos at the area, where relatives of the boy retaliated and attacked more than ten PMV buses from different routes; some causing harm to the passengers.

About five taxi drivers were also attacked.

The PSC stated that around 7am today, the boy was on his way to see his mother, who is a contracted roadside cleaner. After seeing his mother, he crossed the road to go to school when the bus hit him.

His devastated mother told police personnel that he had gone to see her before following his normal route to the New Erima Primary School – crossing the road under the Erima flyover – when he was killed.

She told police that the bus did not even slow down. It ran over him with passengers on board.

The body of the 15-year-old was taken to the police station however, Hamago has made it clear that the case will now be handed over to Traffic as it is a traffic offence.

Situation is now calm at the Erima area.

(The chaos this morning at Erima)

Imelda Wavik
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