Morning trip turns fatal

Satri Devi holds a picture of her son Kaushal Singh 25, who was inside the car that plunged into the Rewa River in Kasavu. Picture: JONA KONATACI/FILE

HUM nahi janta ab hame kon support kari. (I don’t know who will support me now).

These were the words of Satri Devi who is mourning the death of her son Kaushal Singh who was a passenger in a vehicle that veered off Kasavu Rd outside Nausori yesterday morning and crashed in the Rewa River.

The 58-year-old widow was lamenting the loss of her only son when this newspaper visited their Baulevu home outside Nausori.

Ms Devi said her son was the only breadwinner in the family. “It was only me and him so he was the only breadwinner in the family.”

She recalled her last moments with her son before he departed for work yesterday morning.

“I cooked for him and saw him get into the vehicle at 4.30am. That was the last time I saw him and said goodbye and I did not know that was going to be my last goodbye to him.”

Ms Devi also said they had made arrangements to have her son’s wedding next year.

His fiancée Suragani Bilash said they had been dating for 10 years and she was still trying to get over his death.

“He was a good man and never stopped me from doing anything. “He took me everywhere and we were very happy together,” she said.

Mr Singh’s body was discovered yesterday by divers from the Police Special Response Unit.

For Vinay Pillay, the uncle of Monish Sami, 21, who is believed to be the driver, is hoping that the body of his nephew would be recovered today.

Mr Pillay said he was shocked when he heard the news about the tragic incident.

“He was a kind man and was always hardworking, I just hope that his body is discovered tomorrow when they continue with the search,” he said.

The search ended at nightfall yesterday and will resume today.

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