24th September 01:29 AM
Two people dead after two separate road accidents
By Pratika Mala
Friday 12/07/2019

Two people have passed away after two separate road accidents yesterday.

In the first incident Police say it is alleged a 7-year-old child was hit by a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old machinist along the Kings Road near Vitogo, Lautoka yesterday.

They say it is alleged the child ran across the road when he was hit by the vehicle driven by the suspect.

He was rushed to the Lautoka Hospital where he passed away.

The driver remains in custody as investigations continue.

In the second incident, a 36-year-old teacher in Labasa passed away after the vehicle he was driving veered off the road along 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 causes of deaths.

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


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