There are reports from Nauru that a cabinet minister was involved in a fatal motor accident that claimed a man's life and left his wife in hospital.
The man and his wife had been on a motorcycle which witnesses say was hit by the cabinet minister's car.
The accident is understood to have happened close to the government offices at Yaren.
A family friend says the funeral for the dead man was held on Thursday while his wife remains in hospital.
RNZ International has been unable to reach the Nauru police or any government agency for comment.