Police investigate horrific accident
August 4, 2018 5:28 am
Police have confirmed that six people have died in the horrific accident in Nabou, Sigatoka this morning.
Spokesperson Ana Naisoro says these include the van driver and his three passengers and the truck driver and his passenger.
Naisoro says they are unable to confirm how many others were involved in the accident and investigation continues.
“We are still trying to get the numbers and the details of other passengers that are involved and their condition. We are working closely with the health authorities in regards to that and once we received confirmation, we will be able to release them.”
Naisoro has earlier said twenty-five are seriously injured.
It is believed the van was on its way to Suva when it hit a truck that was coming from the opposite lane.
Bystanders have told FBC News both vehicles were trying to overtake at the bend.
FBC News understands the passengers in the minivan were heading to Suva to watch the Super Deans semi-finals.