New reports emerge on child’s death

New reports have emerged about the child allegedly killed by a vehicle driven by soldiers in Mt Hagen.

Eyewitnesses say the incident was an “accident”.

The vehicle driven by soldiers did not deliberately hit the child.

This newsroom was told the 5-year-old girl did not see the oncoming vehicle from her left when she crossed the road, right at the back of another passing vehicle on her right.

When the military driver saw the child running directly into their vehicle, he immediately stepped on the brakes and swerved to the side.

Unfortunately, it was too late and the child died instantly.

It was reported that she was not supervised by either a parent or an adult.

Police are investigating the case.

Staff Reporter