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Road accident has claimed another life in Tongatapu

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 04/04/2018

A 51 year old man from Folaha died from a road accident last night in Veitongo.

The Acting Chief Superintendent of the Nuku’alofa Police Station – Tevita Vailea says, the incident happened at the Taufa’ahau Road about 11:45 pm.

Police have arrested a 60 year old man from Tofoa and charged with negligence driving causing death.

Valiea denies that the case was a “hit and run” because the accused helped the deceased in rushing him to Vaiola hospital.

He also confirms that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol when the incident happened.

He adds, with the information provided the deceased was trying to cross to the other side of the road.

A total of 8 deaths from road accidents for this year.

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