Fiji Time: 12:40 AM on Friday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Trip turns tragic

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, January 18, 2018

A DEVASTATED Masla Mani Goundar could not hold back his tears as he grappled with the news of his son's sudden death.

Praneet Goundar died in a car crash yesterday in Sabeto, Nadi.

Mr Goundar said he last saw his son when he left for work on Tuesday morning.

"He didn't come straight after work, but he called us telling us that he was going out with his friends. I didn't know that was the last time I would be speaking to him," he said.

Praneet's mother, Vijay Lakshmi, said her son's death would leave a huge void in their life.

"He was a very good boy with a kind heart. He was always very friendly and liked to make people laugh," she said.

According to police, the vehicle Mr Goundar and his friends were travelling in veered off the road in the early hours of yesterday.

One of the young men who helped retrieve Mr Goundar from the wreck was Sabeto resident Anare Wakawaka.

He said the car was completely submerged when they arrived at the scene of the accident.

He said three of the people rescued from the car wreck were conscious while a fourth man was unconscious.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the incident occurred at the Waimalika bridge after 1am.

"The victim was travelling with three others and it is alleged the 23-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in the unfortunate accident," she said.

Investigations continue.

The road death toll stands at zero compared with three last year because the post-mortem examination had not been carried out, said Ms Naisoro.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63400.6150
JPY 54.415451.4154
GBP 0.35770.3497
EUR 0.40670.3947
NZD 0.68870.6557
AUD 0.64290.6179
USD 0.50130.4843



Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Wheels for ex-PMs
  2. Police brutality claims
  3. Ministers and public transport
  4. 200 vehicles from China
  5. Farmer admitted to Bar after struggle
  6. NFP: No to coup
  7. Public 'sick and tired'
  8. Family homeless after fire
  9. Nasinu family homeless after fire
  10. Students receive access to internet

Top Stories this Week

  1. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  2. Wheels for ex-PMs Thursday (22 Feb)
  3. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  4. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  5. Tears flow for eleven Wednesday (21 Feb)
  6. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  7. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp Monday (19 Feb)
  8. Police brutality claims Thursday (22 Feb)
  9. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)
  10. Sau's 7s aim Monday (19 Feb)