Traffic accident claims one life in Malaita

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A 22-year-old male person was killed during a traffic accident at the Ferakui Hill, near Dala North, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province on August 25, 2018.

Supervising Police Provincial Commander Malaita Province, Superintendent Timothy Apaesi, “It is alleged that the incident occurred when the vehicle was on its way to the North Road to do trading of cargo at villages along the road.

“Besides the cargo there were also 17 passengers on board the vehicle.

“Whilst driving up the Ferakui Hill, the vehicle engine stopped, veered off the road and overturned.

“The male person died instantly while four others have been admitted at the Kilu’ufi Hospital near Auki.

“The driver has been arrested and Police are now investigating the matter.

“I want to remind vehicle owners and drivers to properly check your vehicles before travelling.

“Some of our road conditions are in a bad state and we must be mindful of how we drive on those roads.

“Make sure our vehicles are road worthy and have a valid vehicle licence.”