THE Port Moresby General Hospital Emergency Department has reported receiving one casualty and 16 injured persons from a motor vehicle accident early this morning.
The majority of the 16 injured were students from Badihagwa Secondary School and the lone casualty is the bus driver who was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Acting Emergency Department coordinator Dr. Duncan Sengiromo said that the students were in shock and some were in tears but fortunately, they only suffered minor cuts and bruises.
“One of the students just returned been confirmed to suffer from fracture of both legs (bilateral tibial fractures). That’s the only serious one. The rest are soft tissue injuries,” Dr. Sengiromo said.
He added that others passengers unaccounted for may not have suffered any serious injuries hence they did not present at the Emergency Department.
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