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Tragic Road Accident in Lautoka claims 3 young Banaban lives

It is with much sadness that today at 5am in Lautoka was a car accident which claimed the lives of 3 Banaban youth.

This photo of Opaia Beia taken in Brisbane Christamas 2009 at their farewell party

  • Opaia Beia 14 years old (youngest son of Tonganibeia and Nei Aam)
  • Esita Tiloua - daughter of Teboteie (adopted by Tiloua & Taneaba)
  • Tabuia (son of Cpt Tanua Willies)

To their parents and families our deepest condolences for these young lives lost in such tragic circumstances.

Stacey & Ken and our family Australia

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Comment by Jito Vanualailai on September 2, 2010 at 7:11pm
This is indeed a sad day for all of us Banabans, with three deaths at one time, and 4 injuries.

To Tanua, family and relatives, there is no way for us to express our utter sadness, helplessness and extreme grief over the loss of your sons and daughter.

May they all rest in peace!
Comment by Morineti Harry Moses Nemia on September 2, 2010 at 1:40pm
We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will cherish the memories
of them . We are with you during this time of
grief.Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. May his soul rest in peace.......give our condolences to your parents ke!
Comment by Loleina Auriaria on September 2, 2010 at 1:25pm
My condolences to the three families whose children are involved in this tragic accident. Our prayers and hearts are with you. "The Lord gives, the Lord also takes.." We cannot question the will of God but rather gratefully accept that He has a will for all of us. God bless....
Comment by saron aren baoa on September 2, 2010 at 8:33am
Rest in peace brother......
Comment by Asinta Touakin on September 2, 2010 at 1:04am
Rest in peace to all who perished!!! God has a plan - we cannot change things. Such a sad loss though!
Comment by Temamro Tokamaen on September 1, 2010 at 10:21pm
Ara rainanoanga nakoia Beia ma Aam ni buan te nati ae moan te kakateke maeuna ae Opaia. Tia reitaki naba n uringiia Capt Tanua ma ana utu ni buan natiia ae Tabuia n ikotaki ma Jilowa ao Taneaba ni buan natiia ae Esita. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most trying moment. We ask that God gives you the strength to thank HIM for the divine gift of the lives of Opaia, Tabuia & Esita, and the blessings that each has brought to your lives (and ours)...
Comment by Sarah on September 1, 2010 at 9:58pm
Ara tataro ao ara ururing iroua te utu aika taonaki n te rawawata. Ana raoi tamara te ATUA ena mena mani kabebetei nanomi. Our deepest condolences and heartflet symapthis to you.

Tawaka family
Comment by Roba on September 1, 2010 at 7:32pm
ai kananokawakira naba te rongo2. Isa ara tataro ma ara ururing ngaira mai ikai nakoia te utu ake a rabunaki man taonaki nte rawawata ni buaia ami ataei man te maiu aio n moan bongin Tiepitemba. Ana tangira ao ana akoi ma ana rau Tamara are I Karawa iaomi inanon ami tai n rotaki nte nanokawaki bwa ana kabebeteaki nanomi.Our deepest condolences to you all.
Comment by Marlie Rota on September 1, 2010 at 6:40pm
May God's grace strengthen the parents and families of the victims and may the love of those around them help them in the days ahead. Our heartfelt sympathies.....the Rota Family.
Comment by koro on September 1, 2010 at 3:21pm
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of young Banaban lives and words seem inadequate to express the sadness we all feel. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time, and my deepest condolences to the families of the 3 victims.


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