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Man drowns, death toll rises to 46

SHAYAL DEVI
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Update: 12:29PM THE drowning death toll has increased to 46 after a 28-year-old man died while trying to swim across the Tuvu River in Navosa last Saturday.

A police statement said the deceased had opted to swim despite strong currents and objections from fellow villagers who were waiting for a boat to transport them across river.

The victims body is at the Sigatoka hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.