Don Bosco says killed students are on practical
Don Bosco Training Institute is in a state of shock after two of their students were killed in a horrific road accident in the early hours of Friday.
“The staff and students could not belief two of our students could die in such manner,” deputy principal Joseph Aaron told the Sunday Star yesterday.
“It was truly shocking, simply unbelievable,” he added.
The two were killed when the RAV4 vehicle they were travelling plunged into a roadside drain in the Foxwood area of east Honiara at around1am on Friday.
Five people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident – four males and a female.
Two were dead, one critically injured, while the other two escaped harm.
Police say alcohol was involved.
Aaron said all five are students of Don Bosco studying at their institute at Tetere in northeast Guadalcanal.
“They were year two agriculture students,” Aaron said.
“In fact they were all out on practical since early this month.
“This is why their death came as a shock to us,” he said.
Aaron said they were alerted to the incident at around 1.30am on Friday when Good Samaritan Hospital at Tetere called and requested if they could go and identify the two bodies.
“We only know they were our students when we arrived at the hospital and identified the bodies,” he said.
The deputy principal shared the institute’s condolences to families and relatives of the two students.
He said two of the students were doing their practical with the Taiwanese Technical farm at King George Sixth, another two with Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL), while one was with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.
Police are investigating the incident.
By LESLEY SANGA