Friday, November 11, 2011
A bus Load of Passengers Perish In Vehicular Accident
A fan of this blog who was at the site reports that the persons on the bus came from Dugard in Micoud to pay their last respects to an old friend of theirs from La Pointe, whose funeral service was held yesterday at the Choiseul R.C. Church.
After the funeral they went to the home of the deceased to get some eats and refreshments. It was on their way back when the accident took place along a stretch of well paved road with a gradient of about 45 degrees.
The cliff from the sea shore is about 40 to 50 metres high.
It is also alleged that there was one survivor who later passed as she was being taken to the hospital.
Three years ago Choiseul was faced with an almost similar tragedy where three persons were killed in a head-on collision of two vehicles on the La fargue/Rivere Doree Highway..
This fatality will surely put a damper on the election campaigning on both sides as the candidates make time to empathize with the families and relatives. Although the deceased in the accident are actually not from the constituency, one must realise that they must have had friends/relatives down here to travel so far to attend a funeral.
Earlier this morning two more bodies were found - a child and a lady.
May the souls of the victims of this accident Rest In Peace
PS. Where was Lorne or his top brass to show some empathy. Anyway one should not expect any better from him