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Naivalurua raises fatalities concern

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, February 18, 2013

ROAD fatalities and drowning cases continue to be an issue of concern for the Fiji Police Force.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua said the increase in road deaths and drowning in the country was a worrying trend especially in the Western Division.

Brig-Gen Naivalurua was on a tour of the region last week when he raised his concerns among authorities and community members.

"The main killers that we have seen so far too are the fatalities on our roads," he said.

"We've also noticed the amount of people that die due to drowning.

"I can assure members of the community that the police force is doing its best to keep the figures (of road fatalities) low."

Brig-Gen Naivalurua stressed that reducing the number of these deaths would only be possible with the help of the community.

"The battle is a tough one, it's a difficult one and we cannot do it alone. We need people to assist the police force and take a stand in creating awareness."

The tour party was in Rakiraki Town last week where the Police Commissioner also addressed the issue of sexual crimes involving children.