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Police probe fatal accident

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, June 20, 2014

A MAN from Lekutu in Bua has died after the truck he was driving veered off the road early yesterday morning.

Divisional police commander northern SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau confirmed the man was in his mid 50s.

"The report stated that the man was driving when the incident happened.

"The man is an employee of the Xinfa Aurum Exploration Fiji Limited company," he said.

"The deceased is believed to have died instantly at the time of the accident.

"He was driving down the hill when the truck allegedly veered off-road.

"Right now, investigation into the matter has started and we are waiting for the vehicle examiner's report to determine the cause of the situation."

The situation has prompted police to issue a fresh reminder for drivers to be on the look out, especially those driving big and heavy-laden vehicles.

"While we are still investigating the issue, we would like to advice the general public to be extra careful when using the road, whether its pedestrians or motorists.

"It's important to be alert at all times while driving or walking on the road."

Officials from the company also confirmed that the deceased was one of their employees.

However, they referred all queries to police.








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