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Man dies in road mishap, father laments loss

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, January 05, 2014

THE Northern Division has recorded the country's first road fatality this year following the death of a 55-year-old iTaukei man along the Hibiscus highway in Savusavu on Friday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday confirmed the incident occurred at about 2pm when the taxi in which the victim was travelling in went off the road and hit a culvert post, causing it to overturn.

The victim, Waisea Raiqiso, a former employee of the Reserve Bank of Fiji was returning from a shopping trip to Savusavu Town when the incident occurred.

His 84-year-old father, Setareki Nukuca, was still trying to come to terms with his loss when our team visited their Navakaka Village in Cakaudrove yesterday.

Mr Nukuca said his son had only spent about a month in the village after he decided to resign from RBF.

He said his son had planned to start a new life in the village with a farming business.

Ms Naisoro said the victim was rushed to the Savusavu Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.








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