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Fatal Crash Dashes Man’s Plan to Visit Wife, Kids In Germany

Fatal Crash Dashes Man’s Plan to Visit Wife, Kids In Germany
The mangled car that Sumit Krishna Prasad was driving on July 11, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
July 12
15:06 2017

Sumit Krishna Prasad was looking forward to flying to Germany in a few days to reunite with his wife, Lia and two daughters.

Yesterday his plan was dashed when he died in a horrific road accident in Veisari, outside Lami.

Mr Prasad, 34, had not seen his family for awhile. He rented a flat in Valelevu, Nasinu, and was working for World Wide Fund Pacific (WWF Pacific). He was also a diver.

Kamlini (left) and Dhanpal Singh, were shocked with the news their tenant, Sumit Prasad, who was like son to them, died in a road accident in Veisari outside Lami on July 11, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Kamlini (left) and Dhanpal Singh, were shocked with the news their tenant, Sumit Prasad, who was like son to them, died in a road accident in Veisari outside Lami on July 11, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar

WWF is one of the largest conservation organisations in the world. Its mission is to ensure that the richness and resilience of our Pacific island ecosystems are managed and conserved in harmony with the aspirations and sustainable development needs of the people.

Mr Prasad had planned to stay for two and a half years with the family in Germany and study German. He was really missing the girls and his German wife.

All his Fijian family now live overseas. He was popular and much loved by everyone according to his landlords, who called him Dan, and treated him like one of their own sons.

Dhanpal Singh and Kamlini Singh said they would miss him a lot. They said his youngest daughter was only six months old.

Dead...Sumit Prasad.

Dead…Sumit Prasad.

Mrs Singh said: “When his second baby girl was born, he only went and saw her once, but he had not spent any time with her and now the baby is six months old and he would always chat with the baby and look at her pictures.

Mrs Singh said: “The diving group provided him with a rental for 10 days to go to Nadi and he said to me that when he returns he wanted to have a party. When the rental came I went up to the gate to see him off and that was the last time I saw him.

Mrs Singh, in tears, said she had arranged for a farewell party for Prasad.

“I had arranged with everyone that on Saturday we will have his farewell as he was going to Germany for two and a half years and Dan wanted to call some of his friends and I thought it would be a good entertainment.

“He was going to fly off in a few days and he told me that he wanted to eat curry made by me as in Germany he wouldn’t get food that had Indian spices.”

“His sister is in shock and is trying to come to Fiji tomorrow (today) and his mum is not aware of his death yet as she is in Canada. “What do I tell his wife, she is such a nice girl, she had come to Fiji for some time, we had spent some time with her and we feel sorry for her. I don’t know how to tell her of Dan’s death,” said Mrs Singh.

The vechicles that was involved in an accident along Veisari on June 11, 2107.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

The vehicles that were involved in an accident along Veisari on June 11, 2107.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that Mr Kumar was returning from Nadi when the car he was driving collided with a truck.

He was pronounced dead at CWM Hospital. The truck driver sustained injuries and is receiving medical treatment.

The road death toll currently stands at 31 compared to 27 for the same period last year.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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