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Taxi Driver In Hospital From Alleged Stabbing

We will suspend all night services if we continue to get reports of similar incidents, says Fiji Taxi Union general secretary Rishi Ram. His comments follow an incident in which
03 Nov 2014 07:55
Taxi Driver In Hospital From Alleged Stabbing

We will suspend all night services if we continue to get reports of similar incidents, says Fiji Taxi Union general secretary Rishi Ram.

His comments follow an incident in which a taxi driver was taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital after he was allegedly stabbed by five unknown men yesterday morning at Beach Road in Suva Point.

“This is a very sad and terrible incident and we need to have more checkpoints for the safety of our people,” Mr Ram said.

He said two weeks ago they had similar incidents in Lautoka.

“With the festive season around the corner our first priority is the safety our taxi drivers.”

Mr Ram said they would talk to the relevant authorities regarding the issue.

Fiji Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the incident occurred at 2am at Beach Road, Suva Point where the five unknown youths stabbed the victim several times.

“Two likely suspects are in Police custody as investigations are continuing,” Ms Naisoro said.

Meanwhile three men are currently admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital Burns Unit after sustaining burns when the door of an incinerator accidentally opened.

Ms Naisoro said the incident occurred on Thursday at around midday at Laucala Beach when a businessman and two others sustained burns whilst burning tyres.

“It is alleged the incinerator door accidentally opened resulting in them sustaining burns,” Ms Naisoro said.

Investigations continue.

Feedback: zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj

 



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