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A Mother’s Loss

Mourning the loss of her husband several years ago was one thing. Now 40-year old widow, Sneh Anjeela Lata feels like there is little to live for after losing her
01 Jul 2015 10:46
A Mother’s Loss
Sneh Angeela Lata with a picture of her son Shivan.Photo: Ronald Kumar

Mourning the loss of her husband several years ago was one thing. Now 40-year old widow, Sneh Anjeela Lata feels like there is little to live for after losing her young son in a tragic bus accident.

Ms Lata could not contain her emotions yesterday when the Fiji Sun team visited her home in Vuci South, Nausori yesterday.

Her 12-year old son Shivan Kaushal Raj was hit by a bus on Monday afternoon at Vuci Road in Nausori when he was crossing the road from the back of a bus. He was hit by an oncoming bus.

He was a year 7 student at Dilkusha Boys School in Nausori. Through her tears, she said Shivan was going to look after her when he became an architect after her three daughters were married and living with their own families.

Her extended family members claim that the bus driver was speeding recklessly and tried to overtake the parked bus resulting in the accident.

Ms Lata, a market vendor in Nausori, had no idea that her son was dead until she found out around 6pm on “I only came to know when my daughter started asking around.”

Ms Lata then went to the Nausori Health Centre where she saw her son lying lifeless on the hospital bed.

“I just can’t believe it, Shivan is no more,” she said.

The road death toll now stands at 30 compared to 24 for the same period last year.

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