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Taxidriver dies after hitting horse

Shayal Devi
Monday, February 24, 2014

THE family of a taxidriver killed in an accident involving a horse is pleading for the return of valuables that were inside his vehicle.

Dead is 45-year-old Nirbhai Chand. His taxi hit a horse along Denarau Rd about 7pm on Saturday.

His son Alvin Chand said the family was still in shock over the incident and said money and items of significant sentimental value to his family were missing from the taxi.

"My father was the one that held our family together and it is so hard to imagine him gone," the 22-year-old said.

"He was a very cheerful and friendly man who held our family together and he was my hero."

Mr Chand said his father left for work at 7am on Saturday and called him during the day. He said the last of their conversations had revolved around shopping for the family.

"The support from our community has been good and now we want to conduct his funeral as early as possible."

The 45-year-old of Malawai settlement in Votualevu, Nadi, is survived by his wife and four sons.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said Mr Chand was returning from Denarau towards Nadi Town when a horse suddenly jumped on the car, causing extensive damage to the vehicle and internal injuries to him.