Man dies few hours before birthday

Image: FIJI POLICE

Heartfelt tributes flowed on social media yesterday for a man who died a few hours before celebrating his 30th birthday after the vehicle he was driving crashed near Korovuto, Nadi on Sunday night.

Family members and friends took to social media to grieve for the accident victim who turned 30 yesterday.

Police alleged the Tau, Nadroga villager was driving the vehicle along the Queens highway at high speed when he lost control, causing it to veer off the road.

The accident happened after 9pm on Sunday and two other men from the same village who were travelling in the vehicle were medically treated and sent home.

Police said the victim was rushed to the Nadi Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival as investigations continue.

The road death toll currently stands at 11 compared with nine for the same period last year.

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