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Toddler, 1, Dies In Road Accident, A Day Before His Birthday Celebrations

The family of one-year-old Vilimoni Tuiravotu were looking forward to celebrating his birthday today. Instead, their plans were ruined after being notified about his passing a day before. The toddler
12 Oct 2019 10:00
Toddler, 1, Dies In Road Accident, A Day Before His Birthday Celebrations
Road accident in Tobu Village, Ra. Insert: Vilimoni Tuiravotu.

The family of one-year-old Vilimoni Tuiravotu were looking forward to celebrating his birthday today.

Instead, their plans were ruined after being notified about his passing a day before.

The toddler died instantly after being involved in a car accident with his parents near Tobu Village, Ra, yesterday morning.

An emotional Filimoni Siganisucu found it hard to come to terms with his nephew’s loss.

“I saw them this morning, but I found out about the accident when an aunt called to inform my mother who is a teacher at the Vatukoula Primary School, “he said.

“The family had set up a tent outside their home for Vilimoni’s first birthday celebration today. I can’t believe he is gone.

“My sister, Vilimoni’s mother and her husband were in the car when the accident happened.”

The family is yet to make any funeral arrangements because they were still at the Nanukuloa Hospital in Rakiraki.

Vilimoni Tuiravotu.

Vilimoni Tuiravotu.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed there was a motor vehicle accident near Tobu Village in Ra yesterday, resulting in the death of a one-year-old boy.

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She said the road death toll stood at 45 compared to 59 for the same period last year.

Edited by Percy Kean

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