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12-year-old girl drowns at swimming pool at Touliki

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 2/03/2020

A 12-year-old girl drowned at a swimming pool at Touliki on Saturday. Police confirmed to Radio Tonga News this morning the deceased was a member of the Lavengamalie Christian College sports teams who were training at the swimming pool on Saturday morning.

The Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Tevita Vailea said police had attempted to revive the girl when she was pulled from the water

He says that discussions are underway with port authority and other stake holders to review the safety of the swimming pool and to possibly close down the pool for the safety of the public.

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