4 passengers have died while 12 others have been hospitalized at the Madang Provincial Hospital after sustaining injuries when the PMV truck they were on tipped over at the Murukanam Bridge in Madang Province over the weekend.
“Around 4:20pm, there was a call from travelling passengers along Murukanam bridge stating that there was a PMV Dyna accident up there with a lot of casualties.”
That is from the Madang Provincial Hospital Emergency Physician, Dr. Juith Gawi
“We sent our team to go up and do the assessment there.”
“All the patients were brought to Mugim and the main Hospital.”
Dr Gawi said out of the people that received injuries, 2 received head injuries while the others received multiple body lacerations with soft tissue injury.
He said all of which are manageable, and observations were done throughout the night.
Dr Gawi said that ward round was done on Monday morning and those that are well enough will be discharged.
(Audio of Madang Provincial Hospital Emergency Physician, Dr. Juith Gawi)