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Another child drowns

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, February 04, 2013

JUST hours after a drowning incident that claimed the life of a Class Five student in Tailevu, another body was discovered floating in a creek in Cakaudrove over the weekend.

The death of the 11-year-old girl, according to police, could become the latest drowning victim in the country so far.

The situation has again prompted police to issue a stern warning that such deaths involving children will be thoroughly investigated.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the deceased from Navatu went to have her bath in the creek when the incident happened.

"The body was found floating in the creek on Saturday after a search was conducted at 11am," Ms Naisoro said.

She said a post-mortem examination would be conducted soon to determine the cause of death.

Meanwhile, the search for a 40-year-old woman of Roma settlement in Taveuni continues.

Ms Naisoro said the woman had gone fishing with her 13-year-old nephew when she went missing.

"Her nephew returned to their home as he was hungry and when he went back to where they were fishing, the woman was nowhere to be found."

Ms Naisoro said a search was conducted with negative results.


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