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Father Laments Loss Of Youngest Son

The journey to Lautoka Hospital probably took about five to seven minutes, but it was the most agonising and heart-wrenching trip of his life.
14 Feb 2020 13:21
Father Laments Loss Of Youngest Son
The late Mosese Coriakula’s family, from left; father Tomasi Cama Coriakula Snr, mother Venaisi Coriakula, niece Bulou Amalaini and Tomasi Coriakula Jnr at their family home in Balawa, Lautoka, on February 13, 2020. INSET: Mosese Coriakula. Photos: Nicolette Chambers

Tomasi Cama Coriakula Snr dreaded going to Lautoka Hospital on Wednesday evening when he was asked to do so.

His inner feelings that moment told him one thing – his youngest son, a twin, who had earlier been rushed to the hospital, was dead and he was being called up to identify the body.

Mosese Coriakula was killed from what was believed to be electrocution at Navutu, in Lautoka that same day.

The journey to Lautoka Hospital probably took about five to seven minutes, but it was the most agonising and heart-wrenching trip of his life.

Mr Coriakula, 66, had encountered some devastating weather while out at sea when he was a marine engineer for many years, but this journey to the hospital was the most difficult of all.

“When we were told of the incident, my sons went to check the hospital, but when I was asked to go, I told my wife (Venaisi) this was different I was being called to identify our son,” he said.

“He was lying there in the hospital and I confirmed to the medical staff it was my son.”

Mr Coriakula knows death was one thing that could not be avoided: “When the Lord calls, you go and there is nothing you can do,” he said.

“The twins were the youngest but he was the younger of the two,” he said

Mr Coriakula said his son, an electrician with Energy Fiji Limited, had three units left for his electrician’s course.

“I worked for FEA (EFL) and have always reminded my son that to work with electricity, you must have a clear mind and be alert because it is a dangerous profession.”

His son, the late Mosese Coriakula, a former Natabua High School student, was a first-year apprentice at Energy Fiji Limited. He is the younger twin and would turn 25 years old next month.

There are seven brothers in the family. Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro, said the victim was rushed to the Lautoka Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Edited by Percy Kean

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