Wedding trip takes fatal detour

Update: 1:20PM A 20-YEAR-old woman and her six-year-old daughter were killed in a car accident this morning.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the accident occurred at about 7am at Nanuku in Ra along the Kings Highway.

She said the mother and child were travelling to Lautoka to attend a wedding when the private car they were travelling in veered off the road.

She said the mother and her daughter were thrown out of the vehicle from the impact of the accident.

They died at the scene.

“Another passenger sitting at the back sustained injuries and is currently admitted at the Rakiraki Hospital,” Ms Naisoro said.

“The 21-year-old driver and a passenger sitting in the front seat sustained minor injuries and are currently being questioned.

“It is also alleged that the 21-year-old driver does not have a driver’s license.”

The road death toll now stands at 46 compared to 55 for the same period last year.

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