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Farmer Found Dead Near Village

Farmer Found Dead Near Village
April 18
11:00 2018

A 41-year-old farmer who went missing on Sunday after­noon after two boats col­lided, throwing him into the Qawa River, has been found dead near Cawaira Village, Labasa.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that farmer Devesi Vo­sadrau was found dead on Monday night at about 10pm.

“The victim was found floating in Qawa River near the Cawaira Vil­lage by villagers,” Ms Naisoro said.

“A post mortem examination will be conducted soon to find out the cause of death as investigations continue.”

Ms Naisoro revealed that at around 2.30pm on Sunday a 15-year-old stu­dent of Cawaira, Labasa, was oper­ating a boat with seven passengers.

“While heading from Cawaira to­wards Vulovi and upon reaching the Fiji Sugar Corporation bend, the student could not control the speed and collided with an oncoming fi-breglass boat carrying four passen­gers,” she said.

“Due to the impact two passengers sustained injuries and are admitted at Labasa Hospital.

“The farmer was thrown out in the water and went missing at Qawa River.”

A search was conducted the same day into the night, but the farmer could not be located.

Mr Vosadrau is survived by his wife and five children.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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