Two women are dead following a motor vehicle accident in Waimalika, Nadi last night.
The alleged incident occurred after 10pm.
According to police the two were passengers in a vehicle driven by a 43 year old man heading towards Lautoka.
It is alleged the driver fell asleep causing the vehicle to veer into the opposite lane colliding head on with a bus heading towards Nadi.
One woman aged 68 died at the scene while the second victim also aged 68 passed away at the Nadi Hospital.
Two other passengers including a 7year old boy and the suspect are admitted at the Nadi Hospital as investigations continue.
The road death toll currently stands at 22 compared to 19 for the same period last year.