Girl 7, dies in car accident

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A SEVEN-year-old Grade 3 girl died instantly on Christmas Day in a road accident along the Kundiawa-Gembogl road in Simbu province.
Simbu provincial police commander Supt Joseph Tondop yesterday confirmed that Bogewa Primary School student Elizabeth Moses of Yongomugl tribe died in the accident.
He said a Mazda T35 truck she was traveling on ran off the road, throwing the passengers away.
Of those injured, 12 had reportedly been admitted to Kundiawa Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) over the Christmas weekend.
Supt Tondop said the accident occurred at around 5.30pm when the truck was heading north towards Gembogl station from Kundiawa.
He said the body of the victim was now at the Kundiawa Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem and report.