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POLICE are looking for the driver of a truck believed to have caused an accident on Rabi Island.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the truck was carrying 30 passengers at the time of the accident on Tuesday afternoon.

"The driver lost control of the vehicle while travelling from Uma to Buakonikai Village on Rabi and veered off the road," he said.

"Of the 30 passengers, 17 received minor injuries, treated at the hospital and sent back home.

"Eight are still admitted at the hospital with serious injuries."

Mr Sokomuri said the accident happened at 2pm and investigations continued.

 

Maika Rabaleilekutu
Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Comment by Roba on February 4, 2011 at 11:54am
I aki ataia bwa e reke ma iara te rongo2 aei ma n ongou ao ea tia te tautaeka n Ibiti ni  katabua taian motoka bwa ana manga biri iaon kawain Rambi mai Tabwewa nako Buakonikai. N au iango ngke e iraki te tua aei ao tao ana bon akea kabuanibwai iaon kawain Rambi. Only means of transportation is te ranti ao te booti ao tao te wa irouia ake iai aia uo waa!....I uringa ngke i reirei nte kauarinan i Tabiang (Rabi High School) ao ngkana e baka te karau ma e aki roko te bus ao ti rianna ke ti kabakaki nte waa ke ti toka n Tei Banaba (ratin te kauntira) ao akekea taian kabuanibwai ae riki. People in Rambi need to be cautious when travelling around the island.
Comment by Tawita.Maibintebure on February 4, 2011 at 8:43am

it is so sad to hear that another car accident happened again since the last time when i was on the island, i think i was in Form one or two that time.

however, my focused is on the casualties, during that incident they were affected physically, emotionally and psychologically.

they might treated physically by medical staffs and emotionally through the support reassurance of their friends and families. but but but, they might not recovered well psychologically.

i am not sure whether they went through counseling or not. with this case, they might suffer from a Post-Stress Traumatic Disorder. they might not sleep well in the night, having nightmares and be scared to travel on the truck again. if that happened, it is my advice to seek Counseling as soon as possible.

But i would like to thank the medical team for their kindly support to the victims and their families. but if one of the victims needs my Psychiatric assistance on this, don't hesitate to email me and i will do my best. thank you

Comment by Pelenise Alofa Pilitati on December 30, 2010 at 1:41pm

I used to be afraid travelling on the road between Tabiang and Buakonikai. So sorry that many of our people are in hospital....we are thinking and praying for them. 

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