23 Apr 2010

PNG bus crash kills 18

2:29 pm on 23 April 2010

A bus crash in Papua New Guinea has left 18 people dead.

The newspaper, The National, says two others are fighting for their lives in hospital after their 15-seater bus ran off a cliff in Western Highlands.

It says 15 people died at the crash site while three others died on arrival at the Mt Hagen General Hospital.

In January, 43 people were killed in PNG when a 25-seater bus and a small bus collided in Markham Valley.