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Road Fatality Son’s Death Shocks Father

A father is still coming to terms with why his son gave his wallet last week to keep. Deepak Naidu, 36, and his close knit family of Malolo in Nadi are
05 Aug 2016 10:29
Road Fatality Son’s Death Shocks Father
Deepak Naidu, 36, holds the wallet of his late son, Kapish Naidu, at their home in Malolo, Nadi, yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A father is still coming to terms with why his son gave his wallet last week to keep.

Deepak Naidu, 36, and his close knit family of Malolo in Nadi are mourning the loss of his seven-year-old Kapish Naidu who died in a car accident yesterday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the seven-year-old student died after he was bumped by a four-wheel drive vehicle.

“It is alleged the victim suddenly ran across the road. He was conveyed to the Nadi Hospital but was pronounced dead as investigations continue,” she said.

“Last week he did hand his wallet with his passport size photo to keep. I still have it in my pocket even till today,” he said.

The family last two weeks ago moved to their farm house which is about few blocks away from their grandparent’s home.

“We do live in the farm house I did wake him up this morning to get ready for school so he has to go to the grandparents’ house to get ready,” Mr Naidu said.

“That was the last time I saw him.

“I was still at work when my father called me up for the tragic news so I went to the hospital. He was lying there motionless. He was an active child and loves to hang around with his grandmother. I am speechless.”

Kapish was the second eldest of four siblings and attended the AD Patel Primary School in Nadi.

Meanwhile, in another separate incident in Nadi a bus belonging to Classic Buses Limited was involved in an accident. The bus with passengers on board fell on its side at the Nadi back road yesterday afternoon.

The passengers were all rushed to the hospital for treatment and were released.

The victims who wished not to be photographed had cuts and bruises.

Litiana Castillo, 18 a student of University of Fiji was on board when the incident happened.

“I was on the phone when I heard a big bang sound of the accident, little did I know in a split second the bus fell to its side,” she said.

“We got crumbled to one side of the bus; it was a very frightening experience.”

Ms Castillo said the bus had six people on board.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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