Tagiilima who is employed as a seasonal worker was in a van with ten other workers that was involved in a collision with a truck near Tarawera.
Tagiilima was expected to return home in Vaimoso.
“The saddest part is, his children was waiting for their dad to be back home soon,” shares Fuatino Mualiagatele Ah Wai, who is a cousin of the deceased’s wife.
“My cousin is struggling to understand what is happening. She is shocked and trying to come to terms with what has happened to her dearest husband.”