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Two Die On Road

Two Fiji Electricity Authority employees died after a road accident in Rakiraki yesterday. Dead are Josevata Donu Rokotakala, 44, distribution engineer and Arunesh Prasad, 32. an electrical technician. The family
08 Aug 2015 15:05
Two Die On Road
DEAD... Josevata Donu Rokotakala.

Two Fiji Electricity Authority employees died after a road accident in Rakiraki yesterday.
Dead are Josevata Donu Rokotakala, 44, distribution engineer and Arunesh Prasad, 32. an electrical technician.
The family of the late Mr Rokotakala were reeling Torika Tabua, 50, a relative, was shaking her head in disbelief when she spoke to the Fiji Sun at their home in Narewa, Nadi.

“It cannot be true. I saw him driving the twin cab a day ago, this is unbelievable,” she said.

“Few hours ago we heard he was injured after the accident and we wanted to visit him. Isa!

“He was one of the intelligent cousins of all in our family. He went to RKS. He was a family man and always supported Nadi rugby.”

Mr Rokotakala also held the position of marketing officer for the Jack’s of Fiji-sponsored Nadi Rugby Union.

Originally from Soso, Naviti he has maternal links in Wainibuka, Tailevu.

He is survived by wife Sereana and two children Vika and Tale Vesivesi. Wife Serena was too distraught to talk.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident saying the FEA twin cab drove into an empty cane truck that was parked in the middle of the road. It had broken down and was unattended.

“The incident happened around 3pm just past Navatu Fijian School around 3pm with vehicle driven by the 44-year-old,” she said.

“The 32-year-old died on the spot while the National Fire Authority officers worked tirelessly to free the driver who was later transferred to the Lautoka Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.”

Police are urging drivers and commuters to be careful while on the road this weekend especially in the Western Division.

The deaths bring to 38 the total road death toll this year.

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