Update: 11:39AM IN a freak accident yesterday afternoon, a teenage boy lost his life to a falling coconut tree on the island of Taveuni
According to the police report issued this morning, the 13-year-old was returning from training when the incident occurred.
"The deceased was hit by a falling dry coconut tree while returning from soccer and rugby training at the Navaca playground," it read.
"The victim was accompanied by the school head teacher and other students when the incident occurred at around 4.45pm."
The deceased was pronounced dead on arrival at the Taveuni Hospital..
Investigations into the matter are continuing.