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Police Investigate Death Of One-Year-Old Child

Police are investigating the death of an infant who was found beside a vehicle at Valevatu Settlement, Matei on Taveuni Island. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that the incident happened
05 Nov 2016 11:27
Police Investigate Death Of One-Year-Old Child
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro

Police are investigating the death of an infant who was found beside a vehicle at Valevatu Settlement, Matei on Taveuni Island.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that the incident happened on Tuesday around 2pm.

“The one-year-old allegedly climbed inside her father’s vehicle which was parked in front of their house and the vehicle rolled forward,” Ms Naisoro said.

“She was discovered lying motionless beside the vehicle rear door and was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead.

“Investigations continue and the post mortem of the infant would be conducted soon,” Ms Naisoro said.

 

Drowning

The post mortem of a girl, who was found dead in a river near Qeleni Village on Taveuni Island on Monday, would be conducted soon as well.

“We are very much concerned about the death of children and we urge parents to be more vigilant,” Ms Naisoro said.

Investigation into this suspected drowning case continues.The five-year-old victim of Qeleni Village was a student of Wainikeli District School and was found dead by a villager.

The drowning toll now stands at 17 compared to 25 for the same period last year.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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