A Solomon Islander seasonal worker in Queensland Australia has died in a tragic vehicle accident.
Radio Australia reports that Silas Ufiau died when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a campervan in the Bundaberg region of Queensland on Monday morning.
He is the third Solomon Islander seasonal worker to have died, all under similar circumstances.
Silas Ufiau is a recent recruit, and the news of his tragic death shocked family members in Solomon Islands.
Redley Raramo, a close relative, told Radio Australia that Mr Ufiau wanted to go to Australia to earn money to build a home for his wife and young child.
"We see Silas as one of those fortunate to have this opportunity...it's a big blow to our family and community as a whole," he said.
Friends and work colleagues at the farm he worked on near Bundaberg, Queensland, paid tribute to Late Silas Ufiau, saying he was a hard-working young man.
“We will miss him and wish to send our deepest condolences to his family back home,” an email to Solomon Times reads.
Police in Queensland have not released details of the circumstances leading to the crash – it is understood inquiries are still ongoing.