Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Investigations ongoing into incident involving CNG bus

A woman is warded at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex at Mount Hope following an incident which occurred on Friday morning involving a CNG bus.

Fifty-three-year-old Indra Changar of Cunupia, a school bus driver was getting ready to leave her home around 5 am when she heard a loud explosion.

The CNG tank she recently installed in her school bus exploded.

Changar sustained severe burns and is undergoing treatment at hospital.

NGC CNG in a statement on Sunday said it is fully cooperating with the relevant authorities to expedite and conclude the investigations into this matter.

“The bus had earlier received an approved CNG conversion by Massy Automotive Components Limited (MACL). MACL is an approved CNG converter by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEEI).

Both MACL and NGC CNG are fully cooperating with the relevant authorities to expedite and conclude investigations into this matter,” it said.

It added that it will also be meeting with stakeholders to facilitate a thorough investigation.

“Massy ACL underwent a rigorous qualification and certification process by the relevant authorities.

This process is consistent with local regulatory standards and international best practice.

NGC CNG will be meeting with all relevant stakeholders to facilitate a proper and thorough investigation and to ensure the ongoing safety and security of CNG systems and users in Trinidad and Tobago,” it said.

 

 

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