Early morning road accident in Tonga claims two lives

Two people are dead and a third person is hospital after a car and a van collided at Veitongo on Tongatapu this morning.

The Ministry of Health Director Siale ‘Akau’ola has confirmed this to Kaniva News.

Health authorities have suspected that alcohol is a factor in the fatal collision.

In a text message, ‘Akau’ola said: “Just confirmed from Vaiola Hospital that accident involved a possible drunk driving. Driver died together with one passenger. One passenger at hospital and another passenger OK”.

Police and the road authority have been trying crackdown on drink driving in Tonga following a spate of fatal road accidents this year.