Laisenia laid to rest

Family members, friends and loved ones of the late Laisenia Lomavatu came in numbers to bid him farewell during his funeral at the Vatuwaqa Cemetery. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

FAMILY, friends and old scholars of Queen Victoria School (QVS) gathered at the Nadawa Methodist Church this morning to bid farewell to Laisenia Lomavatu.

The late Laisenia and his best friend, Mosese Mamafainoa allegedly drowned in the Nasau river, Sigatoka last Sunday while trying to rescue another friend.

The two friends were enjoying an afternoon swim when they heard the call for help from another friend. They responded, and met their deaths.

Emotions ran high as grieving family members and friends of Laisenia braved the rain at the Vatuwaqa cemetery in Suva to say their final goodbyes.

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