Police in Malaita investigate death

POLICE in Auki, Malaita province are investigating the death of man in his 30s after he allegedly fell off from a vehicle at Kwa’are Bridge near Anokelo, West Fataleka in the Province on March 19, 2018.

It was alleged the deceased was under the influence of alcohol and was one of the 13 passengers sitting behind the vehicle loaded with fuel drums.

It is alleged that when the vehicle bumped into a pot-hole, he fell off onto the road and was injured.

He was then rushed to Fouabu clinic, but unfortunately they could not save his life. 12 others on the vehicle were fine.

The deceased’s body was taken back to his home village for burial.

Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Timothy Apaesi says, “This is an unfortunate death and our prayers are with the family of the deceased at this time of their bereavement.

“I would like to remind the good people of Malaita Province about the safety messages including the safe loading of vehicles and boats; and do not drink alcohol whilst travelling in vehicles or boats.”


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