Woman finds nephew’s body floating in well

Deceased ... One-year-old Rayasi Tulave,who is believed to have drowned in a well near his house.Picture: SUPPLIED.

NAIKAWAGA villager Mariana Nagale was left in a state of shock when she discovered her nephew’s body after he allegedly drowned in a well near their home in Vuwai Settlement in Tailevu on Friday.

Her nephew, Rayasi Tulave allegedly drowned in a well just few metres from their home.

According to police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the circumstances surrounding the death was still under investigation by police.

Ms Nagale said they were planning to celebrate his second birthday in August.

“Its really unfortunate that we have to lose our nephew and only grandchild in our family in such manner,” she said.

“This is the first time for such incident to happen in the settlement. We have been informed that his autopsy will be carried out on Monday.”

Meanwhile, Ms Naisoro confirmed in a statement that the drowning toll currently stands at 18 compared to 21 for the same period last year.

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