Vainī serious crash shocks churchgoers

Fakatu'utāmaki lahi 'i Vainī he ho'atā Sapate ko 'eni ko hono 11 Ma'asi. Te'eki tuku mai fakaikiiki ka ko e la'itā ne ma'u 'e he Kaniva mei ha taha sio tonu 'oku 'asi e tākoto 'a ha toko ua ko e fefine mo tangata 'i tu'a 'i ha veeni kuo maumau lahi hono taumu'a. Ko e toko ua 'eni mei he veeni. Ko e hoko mai 'eni e fakatu'utamaki ni hili ia hano lipooti atu 'e he Kaniva ha fakatu'utamaki me'alele 'i Fo'ui he Sapate kuo 'osi 'o mate ai ha tangata ta'u 36 'i fale mahaki.

A serious crash on Taufa’āhau main road today Sunday 11 has shocked churchgoers and passers-by.

An eyewitness told Kaniva News a van veered off the road and crashed into a power pole.

A man and a woman could be seen in a photo purported to show the incident lying motionless outside the van by the roadside.

Bystanders, mostly in church attires, gathered to watch and help.

Halatoa Tāufa, who returned from a church service, took the photo of the incident. He said the man and the woman were from the van.

Police have yet to release a report on the crash.

The crash came after a fatal road accident last Sunday in Fo’ui which claimed a 36-year-old man’s life.

Police suspected alcohol was a factor in that crash.

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