Police confirm one death from the bus accident carrying students after interschool athletics

Whats left of the bus when it veered off the road and rolled down hill at Tiavi

BY Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA – MONDAY 25 JULY 2016: Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has confirmed that one person has died from the bus incident at Tiavi last Friday afternoon.

The bus was returning the students home after competing in the Zone A interschool athletics last Friday at Apia Park.

Fuiavailili told Talamua this morning that the deceased is a twenty year old male and was not sure if he was a student or not.

Bus Crash at Siumu 2“It is unfortunate, but I was informed last night that one person has died,” said Fuiavailili. This was against earlier reports on social media that eight people died from the accident.

The driver of the bus is also in a critical condition at the hospital.

“The driver will be charged as soon as he is well and out of the hospital,” said the Commissioner.

The bus veered off the road and rolled down Tiavi hill and was completely destroyed and survivors told the media it was a miracle that they survived.

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