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Bloody Sunday

Three people died yesterday in separate road accidents in the Suva-Nausori area. Two were driving vehicles while the third was a pedestrian knocked down by a passing taxi. One of
20 Apr 2015 11:43
Bloody Sunday

Three people died yesterday in separate road accidents in the Suva-Nausori area.

Two were driving vehicles while the third was a pedestrian knocked down by a passing taxi.

One of the motorists, whose car ripped into a lamp post on Ratu Mara Road, Suva, killing him instantly was to have graduated this Friday. The other – who was driving a minibus – died at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital after being thrown from the vehicle by the impact of a head-on collision along Princes Road.

 

Graduation dream ends in tragedy

A Suva man’s wish to graduate alongside his best friend this Friday has come to naught.

Ashwin Kumar, 22, lost his best friend of four years, Kritesh Kumar, 25, in an accident along Ratu Mara Road opposite the RFMF Officers Quarters in Nabua, Suva, yesterday.

The two are final-year Bachelor of Commerce students in Management and Marketing at the Fiji National University’s Nasinu campus.

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said Kritesh was travelling towards Suva when his car veered off the road and hit a lamp post. He died instantly.

A witness, Corporal Simione Ratu who was on guard at the RFMF’s Officers Quarters gate at Nabua, said he first heard a car speeding and stood up just in time to see the car hitting the lamp post.

Ashwin said he last met Mr Kumar last Friday night.

“I am shocked about what had happened,” he said.

“Just last Wednesday he was showing me his clothes and garlands and collected his gown for the graduation, but it is really sad and unfortunate that he will not join me to graduate,” he said.

Kritesh recently joined Comfort Home Furnishing at Laucala Beach Estate.

“He was always very decent, friendly, helpful, kind hearted and very religious. We knew each other since we met at FNU in 2011,” Ashwin said.

Kritesh was the youngest of two children.

Meanwhile, Police are seeking information on the identity of another road fatality in Nausori yesterday.

The man was believed to be in his 50s, was wearing a pair of green track pants and green collar shirt and had a transistor radio and a blue umbrella with him.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed a taxi driver was taken into custody in connection with the man’s death.

The victim had no identification on him.

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