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Twenty-one-year-old dies from herbicide poisoning

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 04/10/2019

A 21-year-old Prison officer from Lapaha died on Thursday from alleged poisoning, after he consumes toxic herbicide.

A reliable source from the family says, the deceased had accidentally drunk the herbicide, mistaking it for a bottle of water.

The incident happened last month and left him fighting for his life in hospital for 2 weeks, until he passed away on Thursday.

He is survived by his wife and young daughter.

Health officials are yet to confirm a post mortem to determine the cause of death.

Investigation into the matter continues.

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