NATION

Retired Sergeant Dies While Driving To Labasa Hospital

Makitalena Low of Vu­nivau, Labasa, is still trying to come to terms with the sudden death of her hus­band, Paulo Low, a retired army sergeant. The 54-year-old mother of four
25 Jan 2019 11:00
Retired Sergeant Dies While Driving To Labasa Hospital
Paulo Low

Makitalena Low of Vu­nivau, Labasa, is still trying to come to terms with the sudden death of her hus­band, Paulo Low, a retired army sergeant.

The 54-year-old mother of four children and four grandchildren and has been visually impaired for the past 12 years said she couldn’t recall what happened on Thursday morning.

Her brother, Aisake Labalaba, 56, who is living with the family, said Mr Low (brother-in-law) was having breathing problems at around 3am.

“I told him to wait as he stood holding onto a chair so that I could get dressed and take him to the Labasa Hospital,” Mr La­balaba said.

“By the time I returned from the room he had left in his vehicle.

“Later we heard the sad news.”

Iosefo Nadevo, 59, of Nawi, Caka­udrove Province, said his cousin joined the army in 1984.

“It was only July last year he retired from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces,” Mr Nadevo said.

“He loved playing rugby, was very humble and friendly. We will miss him greatly.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Police Force assistant public relations officer Pawan Kumar said Mr Low died after his vehicle veered off the road and plunged into the drain along Vunivau road, Labasa.

“It is believed that Mr Low was suffering from asthma and was heading to the Labasa Hospital for treatment,” Mr Kumar said.

“We are now waiting for the post mortem examination result as our investigation continues.”

Edited by Susana Tuilau

Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj

Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: