Police: 23-year-old dies in early morning road accident

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THREE days after an elderly man lost his life in an alleged road accident in Rakiraki, a young man is alleged to have suffered a similar fate in Sigatoka this morning.

Police have reported the death of a 23-year-old man who it believes is the latest road fatality after an accident near Vatukarasa Village in Nadroga at around 4am.

“The victim allegedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving causing it to veer off the road,” Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said.

“He was rushed to the Sigatoka hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.”

The national road death total stands at 40 compared to 58 for the corresponding period last year.

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