Popondetta town comes to a standstill

Popondetta town has virtually come to a standstill as grieving relatives and friends of the deceased in the road accident have set up a haus-krai in front of the Oro administration demanding answers.

Ijivitari MP David Arore told Loop PNG other group of people from Kokoda are still making their way to town also to look for answers on the incident.

He said main shops and other business activities in town are currently close as hundreds of people converge to the Popondetta General Hospital seeking for answers.

He said Sohe MP Delilah Gore and himself will be talking to the people at the Police station regarding the incident.

Of the 29 passengers on the PMV truck, 13 were confirmed dead while 16 are currently admitted at the Popondetta General Hospital.

The PMV truck bumped into an oil palm fruit truck on Monday afternoon.

All the fatalities are from the PMV truck and none from the fruit truck.

More update to come…

Author: 
Freddy Mou