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Student and teacher die, road fatalities now 26

July 12, 2019 7:44 am

A 7-year-old child and a 36-year-old teacher are believed to be the country’s latest road fatalities following two separate accidents.

The child was allegedly bumped by a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old machinist from Tuvu in Lautoka yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred along the Kings Road near Vitogo after 5pm.

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The victim allegedly ran across the road when he was bumped by the vehicle driven by the suspect and was rushed to the Lautoka Hospital.

The child passed away last night.

The driver remains in custody as investigations continue.

In the second incident, a 36-year old teacher in Labasa died after the vehicle he was driving veered off the road along Siberia in Korovou, Labasa yesterday morning.

He was rushed to the Labasa Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Post mortem examinations of both victims will be conducted to ascertain the cause of deaths.

The road death toll currently stands at 26 compared to 33 for the same period last year.

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