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Student drowns while swimming with friends

January 23, 2021 1:05 pm

A thirteen-year-old student from Naselai Village in Nausori drowned while swimming with friends’ yesterday afternoon.

The alleged incident happened while the victim was trying to jump onto a bamboo raft from a nearby tree but fell into the Naselai River and disappeared.

Police say the two friends who were swimming with the victim raised the alarm and a search was conducted by the villagers.

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The officers from the National Fire Authority retrieved the victim’s body and he was conveyed to the Nausori Health Center where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation continues.

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