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Falling tree kills man

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, May 02, 2014

THE last words uttered by 36-year-old Samu Lala to his sister before going to work on Tuesday morning were "I will see you on Thursday afternoon".

But Sovaia Radiri will not see her brother again after he died from fatal injuries sustained in an accident at work yesterday.

"The last time I spoke to him, he told me he would spend the night at home on Thursday because it was easier for him to travel to work from home," she said.

"I never thought that was the last time I was going to see him alive."

According to police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro, Mr Lala died at the Lekutu Health Centre on Tuesday night from injuries he suffered — between 4pm and 5pm — on the Nawailevu Hills in Lekutu, Dreketi where a falling pine tree trapped the man, injuring him severely.

"He was accompanied by a fellow worker who was standing a few metres away and witnessed the pine tree the victim had been cutting fall on the deceased," she said.

"He was rushed to the Lekutu Health Centre where he received treatment while awaiting the doctor's arrival from Labasa.

"At 10pm, he was unfortunately pronounced dead following an operation and it is believed he died as a result of injuries sustained."

She said a post mortem examination would be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.








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