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Two die in 24 hours

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, June 21, 2014

TWO people are the latest road fatalities after they lost control of the vehicles they were driving.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the accidents happened within a 24-hour period.

Insp Sokomuri said a man lost control of the vehicle while approaching the Natuvu Rd in Bua.

"About 6.30am on Thursday, the 56-year-old driver was driving the truck loaded with bauxite," he said.

"The driver was speeding and he lost control of the vehicle while proceeding towards Natuvu.

"The truck tumbled and the man died instantly."

Insp Sokomuri said the accidents were the results of alcohol and speeding.

In a separate incident early yesterday morning, Insp Sokomuri said a man died when the vehicle he was driving hit a sign board and veered off the road at Nakorovou in Serua.

"The vehicle then tumbled down a bridge and the man who smelt of liquor died instantly and was removed from his vehicle by residents in the area."

Director traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said: "This sends out a clear message that some drivers tend to be ignorant and now two lives have been lost due to ignorance".