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‘He Was Our Rock’

A family of Vatutu is Nadi is mourning the loss of their eldest son after he became the country latest road fatality. Mohammed Afrin Khan, 30 a contractor (joiner) died
16 Apr 2015 10:07
‘He Was Our Rock’
Insert is the late Mohammed Afrin Khan.

A family of Vatutu is Nadi is mourning the loss of their eldest son after he became the country latest road fatality.

Mohammed Afrin Khan, 30 a contractor (joiner) died at the Lautoka Hospital at 1am yesterday following an accident along the Denarau Road, in Nadi on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Khan was the eldest of three siblings.

“I miss my elder brother. He was a cool-headed guy, a gentleman with a big heart and was very ambitious,” said his sister Manisha Khan, 24.

“He was a family-oriented gentleman. I remember when I got married he was very helpful and even was a nanny and moved with us for some time.

“He was fond of my daughter because I was the lone sister among two brothers.”

Ms Khan said his late brother ventured into his own business early this year and took his dad to work in the family business.

“He was very proud of that and even told my dad not to work for the family business only. I remember he said to me one day that he wants to earn a lot of money then get married, but he kept the identity of his girlfriend to himself,” she said.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said, “The victim was driving a vehicle with two passengers when he tried to overtake a vehicle travelling in the same direction.”

Ms Naisoro said the accident allegedly occurred when Mr Khan tried to drive back onto the road and avoid a concrete post.

A 25-year-old man, identified only as Ilaitia, is admitted at Lautoka Hospital in a critical condition.

The owner of the vehicle Shakil Hassan, who was a passenger, is admitted at the Nadi Hospital in a stable condition.

The accident has sparked a warning from the Fiji Police Force.

“This once again renews calls by the Fiji Police for all road users to be cautious and safe while travelling on our roads. We are once again requesting motorists to be mindful of their actions as wrong decisions can prove disastrous or even fatal,” Ms Naisoro said.

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