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‘Bend of Death’ Has A History Of Its Own, Say Residents

Timeline of Tragic Events According To The Residents 2018: A hybrid car veered off the road. Body of Kausal Singh has been retrieved but the body of Monish Sami has
18 Jul 2018 10:00
‘Bend of Death’ Has A History Of Its Own, Say Residents
Police recovered the car registration number JH.227 and body of Kausal Singh, while the body of the driver, Monish Sami was still not found from Kasavu river on July 17, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Timeline of Tragic Events

According To The Residents

  • 2018: A hybrid car veered off the road. Body of Kausal Singh has been retrieved but the body of Monish Sami has not been found
    Between 2000-2018: Residents have lost count of how many accidents have occurred there
  • 1987: A man from Lokia died there and his body was retrieved days later
  • 1960s: A truck veered off the bend said to have killed two people

For residents living in Kasavu on the outskirts of Nausori Town, tragedies at Drekenakelo, widely known as the Kasavu bend is not something new.

Mohammed Afzal, 57, is a second generation resident at Drekenakelo in Kasavu. Peni Sauleca, 65, is one of the landowners of Kasavu.

Both recalled  the fatal accidents that have occurred in what has been dubbed as the ‘bend of death’.

This was after the late Kausal Singh’s body was retrieved  from the river by Police divers yesterday after a road accident believed to have occurred at around 4am.

A man, who Police say was driving the late Mr Singh from his home in Baulevu to work, is still missing.

Police investigations continue.

Mr Afzal said: “This is not the first time an accident like this has happened here and losing someone is never easy for anyone.

“I hope that the body of the victim is found so that his family can have some peace.”

Mr Sauleca said the bend where the accident occurred has a history of its own.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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