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Uni student drowns in river

Mere Naleba
Saturday, December 22, 2012

THE drowning toll has increased with the death of a woman.

Compared to 38 drowning deaths for the same period last year, the toll is now 66 after the death of a 20-year-old woman.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the woman was swimming in the Wailoa River at Naqelewai in Naitasiri when she was swept away by strong currents.

The deceased was a university student and efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at Naboubuco Health Centre.

"The incident is of a great concern as numerous warnings had been issued on the need for people to stay clear of rivers and flooded area," said Ms Naisoro.

"However, people chose to ignore the warning."

Ms Naisoro said the Fiji Police Force was pleading with members of the public to be extra careful, especially with Christmas just around the corner.





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