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15 injured in Portland bus crash

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

About 15 people were hospitalised after a minibus crashed this morning in Spring Gardens, Portland. 

A preliminary report from the Buff Bay police says a white Toyota Hiace mini bus, plying the Port Antonio to Ocho Rios, St Ann route, was travelling westward about 7 a.m. when the driver lost control.

The minibus ran off the road in the vicinity of Spring Gardens, reportedly flipping several times before coming to a halt on its top.

Nearby residents upon hearing screams and cries for help, quickly ran to the assistance of the injured passengers.

However, the Portland fire brigade had to be called in to cut through a section of the bus to rescue some of the passengers who were trapped inside the mangled vehicle.

Approximately 15 of the 22 passengers were rush to the Annotto Bay hospital.