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Sad Start For Ba Family

The year did not start well for the  Sharma family of Ba after one of their family members drowned yesterday. Fifty-three-year-old Ved Prakash was last seen by his family members
16 Jan 2015 12:50
Sad Start For Ba Family
The Sharma family of Ba mourns the death of Ved Prakash, 53, (inset) yesterday. Photo: Varanisese Nasilasila

The year did not start well for the  Sharma family of Ba after one of their family members drowned yesterday.
Fifty-three-year-old Ved Prakash was last seen by his family members when he had gone for a swim at Nabatolu River.

His cousin brother Rudra Sharma said they could not believe that Mr Ved had died.

“It is a devastating start to 2015 for our family, especially since we did not expect it to happen,” he said.

“He (Ved) kept pestering us to go for a picnic. As a family, we all left together,” Mr Rudra said.

He said they had gone to the river and warned Mr Ved against the strong currents.

“I warned him about the strong currents, but he kept saying that he could swim. We knew he could swim. Something must have happened to him.

“We could not see what happened to him and then he just disappeared.” Mr Rudra described his cousin as a funny and hardworking man.

“Our family is deeply saddened by his absence. We did not expect it to happen. He was a good swimmer,” he said.

Police said Mr Ved’s body was found five to six metres away from where he was last seen.

A post mortem will be conducted soon to determine the cause of his death.

Feedback: varanisese.nasilasila@fijisun.com.fj

 

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