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Naboro Crash Kills Two

The accident scene was described as one of carnage as people lay on the road.
06 Dec 2021 11:25
Naboro Crash Kills Two
(Left) The Hyundai minitruck that was involved in the Naboro accident. Insert: Deceased, Mosese Vuloko. (Right) The hybrid rental vehicle that was involved in the crash. Insert: Deceased, Zunaid Hussain

An eight-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man are the latest road fatalities in a horrific crash that involved three vehicles along Queens Road in Naboro yesterday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that two people died as a result of the accident.

Dead are Mosese Vuloko, 8, a passenger in the Hyundai H100 minitruck and Zunaid Hussain, 24, a passenger of the rental car that collided head on with the truck.

The accident scene was described as one of carnage as people lay on the road.

The Hyundai H100 driven by Nacanieli Vuloko, father of the deceased, was coming downhill and heading towards home in Veisari.

Two other people were seated in the cab, Mosese was in the middle and his aunt on the passenger side.

Four people which included 10-year-old Iliesa Vuloko, his sister Penina, another girl named Mela and an elderly man named Lakepa were seated in the tray.

The Vuloko family had gone to buy watermelons from Wainadoi and were returning home.

Iliesa Vuloko said he saw a hybrid vehicle spin out of control and crash into the vehicle they were in.

He said two vehicles were coming uphill very fast and he saw one of them suddenly spin and collide with theirs. He said every- one was thrown off the tray.

 

The hybrid vehicle

Nadi man Zunaid Hussain had taken a rental and came to Suva for a wedding. He and a friend were returning to the Western side and according to his friends who had gathered at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH), his family were abroad.

They said it was a sad loss.

They confirmed that he was a passenger in the rental vehicle which was involved in the crash.

 

The bystander

Prashant Anuraag was on his way to Pacific Harbour to watch the drag races when he came across the accident.

“I must have been 30 seconds late to the scene. A Hyundai H100 carrier and a hybrid vehicle had a head-on collision,” he said.

“From the look of the collision, the hybrid vehicle had smashed into the missile of a cab where a child was seated.”

Mr Anuraag who is an accident survivor himself said his first instinct was to help the people. After making the emergency calls, he along with other bystanders helped to take the injured out of the carrier.

He said they had to use a crowbar to wriggle free a child seated in the cab of the carrier.

It is believed the other vehicle which was going uphill with Mr Hussain’s car also spun out of control and landed in a ditch.

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