Accident with CNT Bus - Passengers Says ...
20 February 2012 - Défi Media Group
Panic on the National. Friday morning around 6 am 50, a bus of the CNT, registered 257 JN 95, who made the trip Rivière-des-Galets/Port-Louis, rolled onto the highway at Mountain Ory.
No casualties are reported. Just a few injuries and a big fright. "We dodged a bullet 'says Dario Barbe, still in shock. This inhabitant of St. Aubin, aged 43, was the fear of his life Friday morning, on board when the bus was travelling with 31 other passengers, overturned.
The forties, which describes itself as a miracle, had thought his last hour had come. "I thought my last hour had come. I thought the bus was going to crash into the bridge. My thoughts were for my wife then, "recalls Dario Barbe.
Like him, Vicky Kantodamdass, 26 years and lives in Suriname, does not always come back. He escaped with some wounds. According to Vicky, the driver has shown courage and composure to avoid a tragedy. " Mo saluer courage ça sofer-là et mo remercie li ki lin fine sapp nu lavi," says the young man.
Hansraj Ragoonath, aged 29 and lives in Rivière-des-Anguilles was also on the bus at the time of accident. He remembers that three passengers fell on him and he had to break windows to get out of there. "My cousin was also in the bus and he had his foot stuck between the seats," he said.
For the bus driver, aged 51, is a glitch in the braking system which is the cause of this accident. He says: "I have carried out checks before hitting the road, and everything was ok. It was on leaving Bagatelle I found that my brakes were released. At this point, only the lives of my passengers worried me. I thought of a way to cushion the impact. I never thought that I would be faced with such a thing, but I did not panic. I tried to reassure the passengers, "says this resident of Surinam. He added that the receiver has attempted to apply the handbrake, but it did not work either. The bus then overturned on the left side of the road.
Volunteers helped evacuate the wounded to hospital emergency Jeetoo. Police Moka has also been mended on the scene. The injured were treated and were then allowed to return home.