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Repatriated of Sione Vakameilalo Fifita body from Melbourne

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 22/05/2017

 

An official vigil of the deceased – Sione Vakameilalo Fifita of Kolovai who passed away while attending the fruit picking scheme in Australia – was conducted at the Fua’amotu International Airport last Friday evening.

 

Fifita’s body was repatriated from Melbourne and was received by Government officials where they also conveyed their condolences to his family.

 

The Acting Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Vuna Fa’otusia was at the airport on behalf of the Government.

 

Meanwhile, Tofaa Fakauho represented the family in thanking the government for the support which includes repatriating the deceased back home.

 

The deceased participate in the seasonal working scheme for three years before he fell into coma for days and passed away on May 4th in Melbourne.

 

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