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Investigation begins on Waimalika fatal accident

January 17, 2018 1:04 am

Police are expected to conduct a post mortem soon on the twenty-four year-old man who died following a road accident in Nadi this morning.

The post mortem will ascertain whether the man died from the impact of the accident or drowned as the vehicle landed in the Sabeto River.

The victim was travelling with three others when it’s alleged the driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in the tragedy.

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The incident occurred on the Waimalika Bridge after 1am.

Eye witness Anare Wakawaka says he was watching movies with two of his friends when they heard a loud crash.

The rushed to the scene to find the vehicle submerged in the river while the passengers swam to safety.

Wakawaka says they decided to jump in and help the passengers.

The eighteen-year-old says they also assisted in pulling out one of the passengers who had already passed away.

Meanwhile investigations continue with the driver remains in police custody.

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