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Survivor Given Greenlight To Attend Friend’s Funeral

A survivor of the Nabou three-vehicle crash on August 4, was given the greenlight to attend the funeral of the seventh victim of that tragic and fateful day. Joeli Ratulevu, a
16 Aug 2018 10:29
Survivor Given Greenlight To Attend Friend’s Funeral
Deceased...Josevati Saukuru.

survivor of the Nabou three-vehicle crash on August 4, was given the greenlight to attend the funeral of the seventh victim of that tragic and fateful day.

Joeli Ratulevu, a friend of the late Josevati Saukuru cried with so much grief as hundreds came to pay their respects at Sikituru in Nadi yesterday.

Joeli Ratulevu at cries on the casket of late Josevati Saukuru at the funeral at Yavusania in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Joeli Ratulevu at cries on the casket of late Josevati Saukuru at the funeral at Yavusania in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Joeli is still recovering at the Nadi Hospital. The late Josevati had only begun schooling at Ratu Navula College this year.

He was previously at Swami Vivekananda College. He succumbed to injuries on August 7.

Yesterday as others joined Joeli in mourning, he questioned: “Why did you leave me too soon? There is more for us to accomplish!”

Taina Bale, a former classmate of Josevati’s at SVC said: “We would call him at times and he would say, ‘as soon as I am done with my work, I will join you guys later’.

“He was a very hardworking young man. He was also very athletic, as a result he represented the school during the Coke Games in Suva.

All these memories we will cherish forever in our hearts Jo,” Taina said.

Josevati was the youngest of five siblings. He was laid to rest at the village burial ground.

To date, eight victims have died after the Nabou crash.

Six on site while Josevati and Joseph Underwood succumbed to injuries on August 7 and August 11 respectively.

Meanwhile, British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins and her French counterpart, Sujiro Seam made a brief stop at the Nabou shrine to pay their respects.

British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins and her French counterpart, Sujiro Seam made a brief stop at the Nabou shrine to pay their respects. Photo: Melanie Hopkins/Twitter

British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins and her French counterpart, Sujiro Seam made a brief stop at the Nabou shrine to pay their respects. Photo: Melanie Hopkins/Twitter

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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