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Children safe as 18 hurt in accident

Carlos Atwell

Children safe as 18 hurt in accident

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EIGHTEEN PEOPLE were injured – five of them seriously – following an early morning accident yesterday along Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church.

It involved a ZR route taxi, driven by William Gamble, of Sayes Court, Christ Church, and a minibus, driven by O’Neal Morris, of Welchman Hall, St Thomas, both of which were headed in the direction of Bridgetown.

The accident kicked the Barbados mass casualty response into gear and members of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Barbados Defence Force (BDF), ambulance service, fire service and Roving Response Team were on the spot tending to the injured.

Assistant Superintendent John Maxwell of the Police Southern Division said the accident occurred around 7:50 a.m. He added that five children, all aged below ten years, were involved, although none was hurt. 

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.