A deadly accident has occurred today morning at Beaux Songes involving an NTC bus (CNT) and a private vehicle. The accident happened at around 05:00 (21 December 2015). According to initial reports, the NTC bus was heading towards Flic en Flac while the 4×4 was heading towards Vacoas when the accident occurred.
6 people are confirmed killed. 5 of the victims were travelling in the 4×4 while the 6th victim was a pedestrian, who was apparently jogging in the area. The bus driver, Vishal Kaitoo, was severely injured and transported to Victoria hospital at Candos.
As of now, the cause of the accident is still being investigated by the police. The identity of the victims will be revealed shortly.
The police has finally identified the victims who have not survived the accident: 17-year-old Navnish Ramchurn who died at the hospital, and his brother, 19-year-old Pavish Ramchurn, 24-year-old Cedric Bozelle, the driver of the 4×4, Andy Chowreemootoo, 23-year-old Aurélie Charlot, and Elodie Ramchurn.
The young people were coming from a party (“White Afternoon“) that was held at Flic-en-Flac.
The funeral of the Ramchurn brothers will be held today itself.
It is now up to the police to determine who was guilty (if any). L’Express.mu reports that it might have been the bus driver who went off the appropriate lane. But, this needs to be confirmed.