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Deceased Tongan fruit picker in Australia will be repatriated this Friday


Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 16/05/2017


Tongan fruit picker who passed away in Australia -Sione Vakameilalo Fifita of Kolovai will be repatriated this Friday.


He died while working at the seasonal fruit picking scheme in Australia on May 4th.


Information from Ministry of Internal Affairs said, the deceased’s father will accompany him.


Fifita died at a Hospital in Melbourne after being in a coma for several days.


Officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be at the airport to receive his body before escorting him to his residence at Kolovai.


Fifita had been joining the scheme for 3 years now.


The hospital in Australia is yet to provide medical information regarding the cause of death.


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