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Aformer Fi­jian res­i­dent now liv­ing in the United States felt the pain of the par­ents whose daugh­ter was killed in a bus ac­ci­dent in Lau­toka last week. Keleto Qereqeretabua and Joana Nateikuru were on their way to bury the body of their daugh­ter, Ase­naca Nakase Vesinawailagi, when they were in­formed of the con­tri­bu­tion by the Fiji Sun team in Ba. Lit­tle Ase­naca’s body was laid to rest last Fri­day at her mother’s ma­ter­nal vil­lage of Na­sole in Ba fol­low­ing a mass.

The story of their daugh­ter’s tragic ac­ci­dent was read on Fiji Sun’s On­line web­site by a woman, only known by Su­nita in the United States.

She sent $102.5 (US$50) to Ms Nateikuru through West­ern Union to as­sist with the fu­neral ex­penses. Ms Su­nita sent the West­ern Union track­ing num­ber to the Fiji Sun and asked if the news­pa­per could as­sist in the fam­ily re­ceiv­ing the money. “Could you please be kind enough to no­tify the fam­ily re­gard­ing this do­na­tion?” “It is not much but hope this may help to­wards Ase­naca’s fu­neral ser­vice.” “See if you can pro­vide me with their Cell phone num­ber,” the woman said in her note.

The fam­ily, with the lit­tle cof­fin placed on the seat of a mini bus, the same trans­port they use ev­ery Sun­day to travel to mass at the Catholic Church in Lau­toka, was spot­ted at Namosau in Ba. The cou­ple was speech­less to find out how some­one from the US could be help­ing them when the Fiji Sun pro­vided the track­ing num­ber to Ms Nateikuru.

“Please tell Su­nita we are so thank­ful to her for what she has done and we will never for­get this,” Ms Nateikuru said. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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