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Family Reels In Shock After Hearing Death of Young Brother

Family Reels In Shock After  Hearing Death of Young Brother
Police officers recover the body of a man found in a waterway at Reservoir Road on August 26, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
August 27
13:01 2017

A family who had returned from a funeral are again reeling in pain after losing another close member.

Dead is Apolosa Navunisaravi, 45, a security officer of Homelink Security Services Ltd. He is from Naisausau, Namara, in Tailevu, was never married, and lived in Nauluvatu Settlement with other family members.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said Mr Navunisaravi’s body was found floating in a waterway at Reservoir Road yesterday at around 6.30am by a man who was walking by, and had alerted the Police

DEAD...Apolosa Navunisaravi.

DEAD…Apolosa Navunisaravi.

Mr Navunisaravi’s older brother, Jone, 61, said it was not easy for the family to receive the sudden news that their youngest brother had died.

“We are not able to accept that he is dead. He was hardworking, did all different chores at home and we never saw him hang around with the wrong group,” he said.

He recalled that on Friday morning the family, including his younger brother Apolosa, had travelled to Nadera to attend a cousin’s funeral.

He said they left for Nadera and had returned to Suva together. When they reached the Suva Bus Stand, he said they went separate ways and that was also the last time he spoke to his younger brother.

“He did not come home last night (Friday). This morning at around 8am one of my cousin brothers returning home from work noticed a crowd gathering at the small creek down Reservoir Road,” Jone said.

The family’s cousin, Eroni Biukoto, after informing the family about the commotion, went to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital to identify the body.

“My brother was not married, hardly spoke to anybody, always quiet and humble and was always home from work on time,” Jone said.

“He loved cooking and would cook dinner so that when the rest of the family returned home dinner was ready.”

He said his brother’s funeral would be arranged once the post mortem results was finalised.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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