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Students traumatised after bus accident

August 21, 2015 8:11 pm

A woman is dead and many others have been injured in a bus accident in Navua.

The bus was carrying mostly students who were part of the Serua Kaji rugby team in the Rewa Galaxy Kaji Rugby tournament held in Suva this week.

Team Manager Varasiko Cetuilagi was on the bus and helped get many students to safety.

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He adds the elder students also helped.

“What I saw, the senior students tried to get all of their little brothers. Some of them were bleeding. That’s how we managed to get everybody out.”

The bus veered off the road, hit a power pole and landed in a drain at Waidradra around lunch time today.

A mother who’d gone to watch her son play rugby died at the scene.

Another parent was rushed to the CWM Hospital after he accidently touched live wires while trying to rescue students who were trapped inside the bus.

Many of the students treated for minor injuries at the Navua Hospital.

There were forty one students and five parents on the bus.

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