30 Jul 2018

Tūroa fatal bus crash: 'It was a nightmare'

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 30 July 2018

Tūroa ski field has re-opened this morning, following a horrifying fatal bus crash on the mountain road on Saturday. A young female - believed to be an 11-year-old girl - was killed when the bus flipped. Three others remain in a stable condition to Waikato and Whanganui Hospitals. Local iwi held a karakia at the accident site yesterday afternoon, attended by ski-field staff and locals. Aleisha Cope and her partner had taken the bus as it was too icy for their car. She told RNZ reporter Liz Garton how the journey went horribly wrong.