It is with great sadness that New Britain Palm Oil Limited would like to confirm that one of its trucks from Higaturu Oil Palms was involved in a road accident with a PMV on the main Oro Bay to Kokoda highway on the afternoon of Monday, 9 January 2017. At the time of the incident, the PMV was ferrying 29 passengers of whom 13 died and a number have been injured and are now under treatment at the Popondetta General Hospital.
Higaturu Oil Palms is cooperating fully with the police in its investigations.
NBPOL is committed and adheres to high safety standards. We are undertaking internal investigations to determine the cause of this accident.
The Company extends its deepest condolences to the families of those who died in the accident.