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Student Counts Lucky Stars

A Year One student of Vishnu Deo Memorial Primary School in Raiwaqa, Suva, is counting her lucky stars after surviving a bus accident on Wednesday afternoon. Kelera Tuiqori, 6, was
05 Jun 2015 09:16
Student Counts Lucky Stars
Kelera Tuiqori up sitting in her hospital bed after her accident.

A Year One student of Vishnu Deo Memorial Primary School in Raiwaqa, Suva, is counting her lucky stars after surviving a bus accident on Wednesday afternoon.

Kelera Tuiqori, 6, was trying to cross Fletcher Road at Vatuwaqa when she was allegedly hit by a bus.

She is recovering at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital’s (CWMH) Children’s Ward in Suva.

Her father Ilaisa Raiqisa, who witnessed the accident, said they were lucky his daughter did not die in the accident.

“I was on my way to pick them as I usually do every afternoon when I saw the accident took place,” Mr Raiqisa said.

“The S. Nairs Bus and a Vatuwaqa Bus were racing before my daughter got hit and dragged a few metres from the crossing.

“I ran to the bus, we grabbed her out from underneath it and rushed her to hospital. When we brought her out, her eyes were all white and I was losing hope thinking that she will die. I’m happy that she is recovering now.”

Kelera had bruises on her hands and injuries from her rib cage downwards.

“She cannot stand on her own now. We have to lift her around because she has pains from her hips downwards.”

He said Kelera had not been responsive enough.

“I think as an impact of the accident she is still shocked and it takes time for her to answer our questions,” Mr Raqisa said.

Kelera is being given books and writing stationery by the doctors at the hospital to enable her to regain her memory.

Meanwhile, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said statements have been recorded as investigations continued.

Feedback: aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 



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