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'Death' road a concern

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, August 25, 2014

RESIDENTS of Vunicuicui and Vuniyalayala in Labasa are pleading with the Fiji Roads Authority to level the hilly road near Korowiri Village following a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 52-year-old farmer who was crushed by his own tractor recently.

Speaking on behalf of the residents, district advisory councillor Vishnu Deo said accidents had happened on the road in the past with the most recent one being fatal.

"Buses, taxis and private vehicles usually encounter problems on this road, some of which usually veer off track," he said.

"We have been writing to the authorities responsible because we fear for our lives. The hilly road has caused accidents in the past and if there's nothing done about it, we will continue to encounter such mishaps.

"After the recent accident, the lorry and tractor drivers are now scared to transport cane along this road.

"We are humbly pleading with the authorities to do something because it's becoming a nightmare for most of us."

FRA CEO Neil Cook said the request had not reached them.

However, he said they would investigate and determine the appropriate course of action.








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