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Toddler drowns

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A TODDLER drowned in a fish pond 10 metres from her home in Naila, Tailevu on Monday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the one-year-old girl was left at home with her five elder siblings.

She said the siblings were busy and no one took notice of the toddler going towards the pond.

She added the mother was on her way home from work while her 36-year-old father was at a nearby rugby ground training.

Ms Naisoro said a neighbour discovered the body in the pond and notified the father.

"This is yet another case where a toddler has drowned because the parents were not keeping an eye on her," she said.

"It's either that or children are left in the care of children. In this case, the toddler was left in the care of her older brothers and sisters, the eldest being a third former.

"It's the duty of the parents to ensure their children are safe and protected. In the case of small children, their every move should be monitored. Even if they are out of sight for a minute, alarm bells should be ringing."

The drowning toll stands at 20 compared with 19 for the same period last year.








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