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Former Army Captain dies while picking fruits

June 19, 2018 3:05 am

Former Fijian Army Captain and Prison Officer, Jone Roqica died in Victoria, Australia last month.

According to SBS News fifty-two-year-old Roqica collapsed while picking apples in Victoria.

Roqica’s death of an apparent heart attack was the 14th known Pacific Islander fatality on an Australian farm in six years.

SBS says there has been no finding that Roqica’s death was caused by overwork or unsafe practices.

According to SBS, his death came as a shock to his cousin, Dave Raulini.

Raulini describes late Roqica as disciplined and very feet teetotaler.