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Deadly brawl

Shalveen Chand
Monday, June 23, 2014

TONGAN student Sione Tufui had gone out with friends on Friday evening to mark the end of the final exams for the semester, little did he know, that night would be his last.

The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the CWM Hospital on Saturday morning after he was allegedly involved in a brawl.

Five Nauru nationals are in police custody at the Totogo Police Station, yet to be charged.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said there was a brawl on Friday evening outside a popular nightclub resulting in the death of a young man.

Sione's brother, Tupou Tufui, 23, was with him but had come back to the flat before the brawl happened.

"It was early Saturday morning when I got a call from our friends telling me that Sione was in hospital," Mr Tufui said.

"At the hospital, I was told by the doctors that Sione had died. I had the hard task of relaying the message to my parents at home in Tonga. They haven't taken the news very well."

Sione was a second year Bachelor of Science student at the University of the South Pacific.

The steward of the Tongan church in Laucala Bay, Kisione Finau said it was a very sad day for the Tongan community.

"I think this is the first time a Tongan student has been involved in such an incident. It's a great loss for us," Mr Finau said.

He said the Tongan students had been told to stay within the ambit of the law and not take any steps that would land them in trouble.








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