Police in Malaita investigate death - Solomon Star News

Police in Malaita investigate death

20 March 2018

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

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

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

He was then rushed to nearby Fouabu clinic, but unfortunately they could not save his life. The other twelve passengers on the vehicle were reportedly fine.

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

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

"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 traveling in vehicles or boats," said PPC Apaesi.