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Two lives lost in separate road accidents

February 16, 2021 7:45 am

Two individuals lost their lives in separate road accidents yesterday.

A 60-year-old farmer of Soqulu, Taveuni died after the vehicle he was driving went down a hill.

Police say the victim allegedly lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off and hit a pile of rocks on the side of the road.

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The other two passengers traveling with the victim sustained injuries and are admitted at the Taveuni Hospital.

In another accident yesterday afternoon, a 40-year-old service station attendant died after the vehicle he was driving veered off the road and tumbled down a slope in Lavusa, Nadi.

It is alleged the victim was drunk at the time of the accident.

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

The passenger traveling with the victim escaped serious injuries.

The investigation continues in both cases.

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

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