Sam Basil Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet available – Sam Basil, the deputy prime minister of Papua New Guinea, died in an automobile accident, according to police. Basil died in hospital late on Wednesday while awaiting evacuation to Port Moresby following the crash in the Wau-Bulolo district of Morobe province.
According to theguardian.com, “Local police responded to the accident scene and swiftly collected the deputy prime minister and three other injured persons, transporting them to Bulolo for medical treatment at the Bulolo Health facility,” said police commissioner David Manning in a statement.
“Mr. Basil succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced clinically dead at 11:30 p.m. last night after hours of attempts to revive him.” A close protection officer traveling with Basil died as well, according to police. The crash and the second vehicle involved were both investigated by police.
“Any eyewitnesses to the incident should come forward to assist detectives in their investigations,” Manning said, adding that the driver of the vehicle “was recognized.” Basil, the United Labour Party’s leader, is the eighth MP to pass away this legislative term. His death occurs two months before the upcoming elections.