The National, Thursday November 7th, 2013
THE only survivor of a fatal accident in Bundi last Friday died at the Modilon Hospital in Madang on Monday afternoon.
Albert Mondu had survived after a vehicle he was in plunged down a cliff.
Six people died in the accident then and two people are still missing.
Mondu was found in tall grass, believed to have been thrown off by the impact, taken to Marengo Mine’s helipad in Brahman and flown by the company helicopter to Modilon Hospital.
A nurse on duty said he was in a critical condition then.
His death has made it difficult for police to get a full report on the accident.
The nine people were passengers from Bundi travelling into Madang when their 10-seater vehicle cruiser went off a cliff and plunged into the Imbrum River.
Local authorities are still searching for two people.
They were believed to have been carried away by the fast-flowing river.
Walium and Ramu police, with assistance from Ramu NiCo and Marengo mines, are stationed at the accident site and searching for the missing people.
A Bundi leader Steven Andambo has called on the disaster and emergency unit in Madang to assist with the search.
“This is now a disaster issue and we need the provincial government to assist,” Andambo said.
He said Usino-Bundi MP Anton Yagama would assist but the Bundi people would still need more support to repatriate the bodies to Bundi and assist with funeral expenses.