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Man Killed 20 Metres From Home

A 22-year-old man lost his life after a suspected hit -and- run accident yesterday morning at Laucala Beach Estate in Nasinu. Maciu Delai was only 20 metres away from his home
27 Dec 2015 10:46
Man Killed 20 Metres From Home

A 22-year-old man lost his life after a suspected hit -and- run accident yesterday morning at Laucala Beach Estate in Nasinu.

Maciu Delai was only 20 metres away from his home when the accident happened.

His mother Inise Marama could not contain her tears and was not able to speak when approached yesterday.

Maciu is the youngest of five children in the family.

The family was still in shock over his death. They had been spending Christmas together.

Timaleti Naqau described his nephew as a reliable and cheerful person.

“We had breakfast together early Christmas morning but he told us to keep his lunch, especially his favourite dish, roast pork,”Mrs Naqau said.

“Earlier this morning we heard what sounded like a crash on the road and when we ran out, we saw Maciu lying dead on the road,” he said.

Mrs Naqau said the family was planning to have a Christmas reunion dinner later yesterday as they were waiting for the arrival of other family members.

“He was having a few drinks with his friends after which he said he was going to Valelevu; we waited for him but finding him dead on the road was a very sad time for our family.”

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said it was alleged the accident was a hit-and- run.

Mr Delai’s body is now at the CWM Hospital awaiting post mortem.

The road death toll now stands at 63 compared to 49 for the same period last year.

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