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Second road fatality at Fonongahina

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 27/07/2020

Police have recorded the second road fatality for the year at the same location where the first road fatality was recorded this year.

The Head of the Traffic Unit of the Nuku’alofa Police Station – Lemoto Piliu says the first road fatality for the year was at the Halaliku Road at Fonongahina on the right side in January, yesterday morning’s road accident was on the left side.

The deceased was a 45 year old man from Te’ekiu and the incident happened around 10 morning when he hit a coconut tree.

Due to the major injuries sustained, the victim died at the scene.

A post mortem will be held today to determine the cause of death but Lemoto alleges speed driving and alcohol were factors for the accident.

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