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Two separate road accidents claimed two lives

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,14/05/2018

Two lives were lost from two separate accidents last Saturday.

The first incident happened in ‘Utulau, when a 26 year-old father accidently ran over his three year old daughter.

Police Spokesperson says, the father was unaware that his daughter fell out from the vehicle and ran over her.

The deceased was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead upon arrival.

Later on the same evening, a 38 year old man from Holonga Vava’u but resided in Afaa crashed into a coconut tree in Kolonga.

The victim was travelling West on the road at the beachfront when the incident happened around 11pm.

He died instantly.

The deceased is married but with no children.

Alcohol and speed driving contributed to the accident.

Police investigations continue on both cases.

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