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Touliki swimming pool area closed temporarily

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 5/03/2020

The Touliki swimming pool area has been closed temporarily since last Saturday following the death of the 12-year-old girl from Tofoa.

Acting CEO of Tonga Ports Authority – ‘Alo Maileseni says, the concern is because of the many lives lost at this area.

He adds, they will work closely with related stakeholders including the Ministry of Lands and Survey to carry out maintenance work in the area.

Many deaths have been reported in the area.

In 2013 a six-year-old boy drowned while at the pool with other family members.

The area remains underdeveloped as a public recreation area and has continuing maintenance problems.

It is not known how long the area will be closed for however, ‘Aloseni urges families and individuals to refrain from using the area as he understands Touliki swimming pool is a popular recreation area for families including family gatherings and sporting training events.

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