The National, Tuesday, May 3, 2011
By ZACHERY PER
THREE people, including two children, were killed in a accident on the Gumine to Kundiawa road in Chimbu last Friday evening.
The adult is believed to have been the headmaster of a primary school in Chimbu.
A councillor from the Dom area John Kumo said the accident happened after the car they were travelling in hit a tree on the side of the road and plunged into a river.
“The children and their father died instantly while other passengers on the utility sustained serious injuries and were transported to the Kundiawa General Hospital,” Kumo said.
Kumo, from the Degine local level government are in Gumine district, said the survivors were fighting for their lives in hospital.
Chimbu provincial police commander John Kale confirmed three people had been killed in the accident.
Police believed the accident was alcohol-related .
Tribal fighting in the same area has been reported to have gotten out of hand, with several people being shot with high-powered guns.
Eyewitnesses from area said a man was shot yesterday morning and they feared the fighting could escalate.
The fighting erupted over the murder of a youth from the area last month.