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Chief Engineer of MV Tongiaki died at sea

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,6/06/2018

Police in Vava’u are currently investigating the cause of death of the Chief Engineer of the MV Tongiaki.

Police Superintendent of Vava’u – Taniela ‘Unga says the deceased – Niutoni Langilangi went missing since Sunday night.

The body of the 48 year old was later discovered floating in Talau close to the wharf yesterday evening.

Security Footage from the MV Tongiaki showed that the deceased was sitting at the stern of the ferry and suddenly fell off.

Police believed that he was intoxicated.

Once the police officers complete their investigation, the deceased body will be repatriated to Kolonga, Tongatapu.

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