Statement from Government of Nauru – Re: Asylum seeker road accident death.

A 29 year old male Bengali national who is an asylum seeker and resides in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre has died after the motorcycle on which he was travelling collided with another vehicle.

Police are investigating the accident and no other details are yet available. Reports on social media alleging this was more than an accident are false.

The Government of Nauru extends its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.