Two die in fatal road accident

TWO elderly women died last night in a motor vehicle accident at Waimalika in Nadi last night.
The alleged incident occurred after 10pm.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the two women- both aged 68 years – were passengers in a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old man heading towards Lautoka.
She said it was alleged he fell asleep causing the vehicle to veer into the opposite lane colliding head-on with a bus heading towards Nadi.
She said one woman died at the scene and the other died at the Nadi Hospital.
Ms Naisoro said two other passengers that included a seven-year-old boy and the suspect were admitted to the Nadi hospital as investigations continue.
The road death toll stands at 22 compared to 19 for the same period last year.