24 Aug 2007

Six die in PNG Highlands road crash

12:57 pm on 24 August 2007

Six people are dead and two others seriously injured after a four-wheel drive vehicle plunged off a road into a gorge in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands.

Newspapers report that three men and three women were confirmed dead after the 10-seater vehicle plunged more than 500m into the Baiyer Gorge.

A man and a woman were in intensive care at Mount Hagen General Hospital following the accident.