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Drowning cause of 17-year-old's death

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, January 06, 2014

Police have confirmed drowning caused the death of 17-year-old Abdul Zohab whose body was discovered in the Qawa River in Labasa last Friday.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday said this was the first drowning case recorded in the North this year.

"The post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday (Saturday) and the cause of death was the result of drowning," she said.

The situation has prompted police to issue yet another advice to the general public not to resort to such activities when they come across complicated situations.

"It's only wise we think twice of our actions before doing something regrettable. Think of your families and loved ones who will suffer when you resort to such actions."

Ms Naisoro said the country's drowning toll stands at two.

It was earlier reported that Abdul jumped of the Qawa River bridge after he was involved in an accident. Abdul and his neighbour were returning from a prayer session at the Nasekula Mosque when the car they were in swerved and tumbled over the FSC bend.

Abdul then walked 400 metres, made a phone call and headed towards the bridge where he jumped off to his death.

He was buried at the Valebasoga Cemetery yesterday.


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