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Woman drowns

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, April 06, 2014

A 38-YEAR-OLD woman of Vatukacevaceva Village in Rakiraki is the country's latest drowning victim.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the woman's pre-existing medical condition may have played a part in her death.

"The victim had gone to a funeral gathering in her village when she went missing on Thursday between 2.30pm and 4pm," Ms Naisoro said.

"Her body was discovered floating in a nearby river by a 15-year-old student the same afternoon.

"The victim was a known epileptic patient and it is believed she suffered an episode which resulted in her falling into the river."

Ms Naisoro said a post-mortem examination was conducted on Friday, the results of which confirmed her death to be as a result of drowning.

The Rakiraki death brings the nation's drowning toll to nine compared with 11 this time last year.

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