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Van driver in remand

Shayal Devi
Monday, May 05, 2014

THE driver of the minibus involved in an accident in Sigatoka last week which claimed the life of a 27-year-old schoolteacher was charged and produced at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said Jone Matakula was charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and three counts of dangerous driving occasioning serious bodily harm.

He has been remanded at the Natabua Corrections Centre until May 14.

The accident in Lomaiwai also landed four people in hospital.

Police have urged motorists, especially public service vehicle drivers, to strictly abide by road rules.

Another minibus was involved in an accident in Ba last week.

Passengers were treated for injuries and sent home.








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