Two Face Possible Amputation

No deaths were reported.

The accident involved a 25-seater shuttlebus full of primary school children who live at the housing estate at Boera, Central Province.

Most of the children escaped with bruises and minor injuries, but the condition of at least seven of them was serious.

An eight-year-old-boy was among them. He lost a lower limb and was scheduled to undergo surgery today.

At the Emergency Ward, most were nursing minor physical injuries but were still visibly in shock and were being comforted by their parents and families.

Kevin Hart is 'doing very well' after car crash

Comedian and actor Hart was taken to hospital after a vintage car he was a passenger in rolled down an embankment in the California hills.

Speaking on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Johnson said his pal was "a lucky man".

"Everything is good," he said. "I spoke with Kevin - I connected with him today."

He added: "And you know what? These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat."

Road tragedy claims eight

The fatal accident occurred on November 10th at about 5:30am at Yaibos road Highway 14, along the Okuk Highway in Highlands.

It was alleged that a Kenworth semitrailer, owned by Pebesons Mini Trading Ltd in Southern Highlands Province, was reportedly travelling from Mt. Hagen, WHP, to Porgera loaded with goods for PJV.

Enga provincial police commander, Chief Superintendent Joseph T. Tondop, said the other vehicle, Isuzu dump truck, was travelling from Wabag towards Wapenamanda carrying 11 passengers.

Tree falls on dozer, kills man

The man, identified as a 26-year-old from a mixed parentage of East New Britain and Gulf Province (name withheld), was employed with Maxland PNG Ltd, when he met his fate.

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the deceased was clearing the rubber project site at Pelipowai, in the Pobuma LLG, when a huge tree fell, trapping him inside the dozer on Sunday morning, sometime between 7 and 8 am.

An autopsy revealed he died from internal injuries while investigations continue.

Ten hospitalized after Mendi accident

Southern Highlands acting Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Gideon Kauke, confirmed that the accident occurred at about 5pm on Tuesday, 24 July, at Kiburu road near Mendi town.

Kauke said a ten-seater Land Cruiser, believed to be a hired vehicle, was transporting passengers from Hagen to Tari when the accident happened along the road.

Five confirmed dead in tragic Boera accident

A pastor, his wife and their son were travelling with at least 20 other passengers on a Hino truck when the accident occurred. They were on their way to a church gathering in Boera.

Former Central Provincial Police commander, Laimo Asi, who was at the scene, confirmed with this newsroom that the accident occurred between 3 and 4pm on the road heading to Boera village.

He said it was a heartrending accident that caused the lives of innocent people.

He described the scene as bloody and very tragic.

Accident claims life of construction worker

The incident occurred yesterday (Feb 28) at 11am at West Lorengau refugees’ camp site.

Manus provincial police commander, chief inspector David Yapu, said the deceased, from Morobe Province, was employed by NKW as an operator.

Yapu said the deceased was lifting up a big heavy duty power generator at the west side camp when the crane lost its balance to the left side and capsized, with the deceased trapped inside the cabin.

He tried to free himself and his other colleagues but without success.

Woman hit, dragged in alleged drunk driving accident

East Sepik provincial police commander, Robert Gesa, said the vehicle, identified as a LandCruiser 10-seater, had gone off-road and was driving in the opposite direction when it hit the deceased in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Although reports are still sketchy, the PPC said police gathered that the driver had gone off-road while travelling from Wewak to the airport.

PPC Gesa said the vehicle hit the woman just outside the airport car park and dragged her body a little distance away from the airport exit car park.

Hospital records over 30 vehicle accident casualties

21 patients were from the Nasuapum, Markham accident on Saturday.

The hospital confirmed 7 deaths from that tragic vehicle accident.

Four victims – three female and the driver of the bus – are currently admitted at the hospital.

The driver is in critical condition.

Apart from this, the hospital also received 4 casualties from a vehicle accident in Ramu, 4 casualties from an accident in Mumeng and 7 casualties from a road accident in Bulolo.

No confirmed deaths have been reported from these three accidents.

Several dead in nasty Markham collision

Morobe Provincial Police Commander, Augustine Wampe confirmed the accident happened this morning.

Around 7 people have reportedly died after a 15-seater PMV bus collided with a five door vehicle travelling up to Nadzab.

PPC Wampe says details of the accident are sketchy at the moment but he will reveal specifics later on in the day.  

He says he is still waiting for the full report from the Highway Patrol unit that responded to the accident.  

(A picture from witnesses showing the crumpled up 15-seater bus with a few victims still inside)