Five-year-old drowns in hotel pool

January 18, 2023 6:07 am

A five-year-old child is believed to be the country’s latest drowning victim.

Police say the victim drowned while swimming in a pool with his cousins.

The incident happened at a hotel in Nadi yesterday.

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The investigation continues.

The drowning death toll currently stands at seven, compared to two for the same period last year.

The police are again reiterating the importance of proper supervision and the fact that children should never be left in the care of other children.