Family in mourning

Sushil Chand and his wife Ana Moce Marika holding onto a photograph of Archana Amrita Chand who passed away due to injuries sustained from the accident involving a Communications Fiji Ltd vehicle in Valelevu yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

A FAMILY of Ogo St in Valelevu, Nasinu is in mourning after three of their loved ones were involved in a road accident yesterday that later claimed the life of their youngest sister, Archana Chand.

The 26-year-old victim was accompanying her older sister and a relative to a nearby shop when a van allegedly hit them along Kanace Rd in Valelevu.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said a 35-year-old woman is admitted in hospital in critical condition, while a 33-year-old man is admitted at the observation ward.

She confirmed the 25-year-old van driver was taken into police custody.

The road death toll currently stands at 52 compared with 47 for the same period last year.

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