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WE MISS OUR ‘BABY’

Police Sergeant Jone Nabaro and wife Litiana Baleicawa cried and cried yesterday. The tears kept coming as they spoke of the pain of losing their youngest son, Mikaele Vauvau Nabaro,
20 Jun 2018 10:56
WE MISS OUR ‘BABY’
Grief stricken family of the late Mikaele Vauvau Nabaro, from left: mother Litiana Baleicava, father Jone Nabaro, and sister Alisimere Rubo with her children Tevita Ravuravu and Sereana Boleinavalu at their home in Yasiyasi, Tavua, on June 19, 2018. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

Police Sergeant Jone Nabaro and wife Litiana Baleicawa cried and cried yesterday.

The tears kept coming as they spoke of the pain of losing their youngest son, Mikaele Vauvau Nabaro, in a fatal car crash at the Yaqara flats between Rakiraki and Tavua at 7am yesterday.

Sergeant Nabaro said: “He was the baby of the family, he just turned 21 back in April. He just got his driver’s licence. We had hopes for a brighter future for him.”

Sergeant Nabaro said they missed his bubbly personality and smile.

The sound of the family  wailing filled the Yasiyasi settlement in Tavua, where the family lived.

Originally from the chiefly village of Tavualevu in Tavua, Mikaele was the youngest of three children.

His mother, Litiana Baleicawa, could not believe that when she gave her son the car keys that morning, it would be the last time she would be seeing him alive.

“I gave him the car keys this morning. He asked me to accompany him to go and drop his partner to work.  I declined but I did not think too much of it and reminded him to drive safely. Little did I know that will be the last time for me to see my baby.”

She recalled how they said their goodbyes three times on that morning before he left.

One can only imagine the heartbreak and the devastation of losing a loved one, it would be a nightmare for people, but for Mr and Mrs Nabaro despite losing their youngest child, they said, “it was all part of God’s bigger plan.”

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the victim was driving a rental car which was heading towards Rakiraki with two others when it allegedly collided with a truck travelling in the opposite direction.

“The driver of the rental car was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident while the two passengers a man and woman were rushed to the Tavua Hospital where they are currently being treated,” Ms Naisoro said.

She said the condition of the two passengers and the initial information gathered at the scene indicated the three had allegedly been consuming alcohol.

“However this will be verified through the investigation process that is now underway  and a post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death,” she said.

The road death toll currently stands at 28 compared to 30 for the same period last year. Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback:  peni.komaisavai@fijisun.com.fj



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