17-year-old boy drowns on Christmas Day

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A 17-year-old boy from Sukanaivalu Road in Lautoka is believed to be the country’s latest drowning victim.

The victim had gone to bath in the Tawatawa River yesterday afternoon when the alleged incident occurred.

When he failed to surface after some time, a search was conducted where his body was found floating in the river.

A postmortem will be conducted as investigations continue.

The drowning death toll currently stands at 37 compared to 41 for the same period last year.

 

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