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Fatalities a worry

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Police have raised concerns over a series of fatalities in the Western Division in recent weeks.

These fatalities include road deaths, drownings and the most recent case of a shooting incident that left a six-year-old boy dead.

In a separate incident a 50-year-old man was found dead near Vatia Coastal in Tavua.

Chief of operations Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said police were concerned with the many fatalities in the west over the past weeks.

ACP Tudravu said all divisional police heads were closely monitoring the strategies used to combat fatalities and illegal operations.

"Police have noted the high fatality rate in the west for the past weeks," he said.

"We are also monitoring all divisional heads and police station heads in the west to see the kind of strategies used in their daily operations. We are taking into consideration all the activities happening in the west and we are also liaising with the divisional heads on these activities."

ACP Tudravu said divisional police heads and station heads played a very important role and their performances were closely monitored by headquarters.

"We always liaise with these heads every day on the strategies they use while in operation. Apart from the monitoring, police will be very aggressive in community programs because we are seriously concerned with the fatalities in the west for this year."

He said all six road fatalities this year were from the west and called on parents and guardians to always supervise their children.

"Negligence is one of the major contributing factors to these fatalities, therefore we are urging parents and guardians to be on the look out for their children at all times."


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