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Two drownings in 48 hours, Police warn public

Two drownings in 48 hours, Police warn public

Another possible drowning case was recorded in the past 48 hours and the Fiji Police Force is pleading with members of the public to take extra precautions as we encounter the adverse weather condition in some parts of the country.

The incident occurred on Friday at Soa Village, Ra, around 5pm when a 21-year-old accompanied his 16-year-old nephew for a swim. It is believed the victim was left swimming alone after his nephew sustained injuries and headed back to the village.

The 21-year-old was found dead the next day floating near the river bank and later reported to police by the Turaga-Ni-Koro.

Meanwhile, the search continues for a 24-year-old farmer who is believed to have been swept away by strong currents while trying to cross the Vorovoro River, in Dawasamu early on last Saturday.

The incident was the third of its kind reported to police at the weekend.

Police say it has been a tragic weekend for a number of families who have lost loved ones to drowning and maintain that these incidents could have been avoided if everyone co-operated and followed warnings to stay away from flooded areas.

Fiji Police are pleading with everyone to take the necessary precautions and adhere to the advisories from authorities during the current weather spell to prevent further loss of life.




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