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Dad, Aunt Tell Of Death Devastation

Avinesh Goundar was lost for words as he tried to describe the scene of his 10-year-old child’s death along Raviravi in Ba last Friday. The 43-year-old father could only describe
02 Feb 2015 12:12
Dad, Aunt Tell Of Death Devastation
From left: Chandar Kata, nine-year-old Muttu Goundar and Avinesh Goundar at Raviravi in Ba, yesterday. Photo: Varanisese Nasilasila

Avinesh Goundar was lost for words as he tried to describe the scene of his 10-year-old child’s death along Raviravi in Ba last Friday.

The 43-year-old father could only describe his only daughter’s death as an unbelievable tragedy.

“I was driving back from Lautoka when I saw the bus parked on the side of the road and another private car just in front. I saw my daughter lying there on the road and not moving.

“We picked her up and rushed her to Ba Mission Hospital where they transferred us to Lautoka Hospital. She later passed away,” Mr Goundar said.

The late Arishma Goundar was a Year 5 student at Raviravi Sangam School.

She died following a car accident just outside her home last Friday.

“Arishma was always smiling. She was like any 10-year-old who loved to dress up and danced a lot. Unfortunately, we will never see what she could have been in the future.”

Arishma’s aunty, Chandar Kata who raised her along with her nine-year-old brother, is still trying to come to terms with the death of her niece.

“I was coming outside when I saw Arishma got off the bus then she crossed the road. Out of nowhere this car hit her. I was shocked. When I looked around for her, the first thing I saw was her sandal,then her bag,” Ms Kata said.

“I saw Arishma lying there. I carried her and shook her, but she was just lying in my arms not moving. It is a scene that I will never forget,” she said.

The incident was believed to have occurred at around 3:15pm.

The driver of the vehicle is in custody and Police investigation continues.

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