45 Enga students injured in road accident

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The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

ABOUT 45 students from Four Square Secondary School in the Wapenamanda district of Enga were injured when their hired dump truck ran off the road on Friday.
The group was following their colleagues to meet up with other students in Wabag town to stage a protest march and petition their six MPs.
They hired a dump truck for K100. One of the students said the driver allegedly lost control and the truck went off the road at Lenkivillage, resulting in several students sustaining injuries.
Two had seriousinjuries,with broken bones.
Dr Anthony Nasai said one of the students suffered a broken thigh bone and another an injured back.
Nasai said some students were treated at the theatre and outpatients wards and discharged.
He said that full details of the treatment and accident would be released by responsible officers.
Joel Komary, a student who escaped injury, said:
“When we reached a slope at Lenki near Wabag, the driver lost control of the truck and it went off the road into the bush.
“I thought I was a dreaming, somehow I held onto some grass when I fell off the truck and later I realised that we had an accident,” Komary said.