2 Sep 2010

Three dead in Fiji truck crash

5:48 pm on 2 September 2010

An alcohol fuelled crash in Fiji has killed three members of an extended family, left another passenger in intensive care and three more nursing injuries.

A late night joyride in a three tonne truck ended tragically when it crashed just outside Lautoka on Wednesday.

The Fiji Times reports fire fighters had to use rescue equipment to extricate two of the victims.

A relative says there will be no more drinking in the family home as losing three loved ones at once is heartbreaking.

Fiji's road death toll now stands at 37 compared with 28 for the same period last year.