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Mum Watches Daughter Die In Hospital

For nearly two weeks, Luisa Hina watched her daughter on life support at Lautoka Hospital as she fought for her life. Her daughter, eight-year-old Ulamila Fin­au, died last Saturday from
27 Aug 2018 14:08
Mum Watches Daughter Die In Hospital
The late 8-year-old Ulamila Finau.

For nearly two weeks, Luisa Hina watched her daughter on life support at Lautoka Hospital as she fought for her life.

Her daughter, eight-year-old Ulamila Fin­au, died last Saturday from severe head in­juries sustained in a road accident.

Ms Hina described the last days with her only daughter as “heartbreaking”.

Ulamila was hit by a vehicle on August 12, just few metres from her home at Vatukara­sa Village, Nadroga.

The student of Sigatoka Methodist Pri­mary School was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit at Lautoka Hospital, where she died.

Ms Hina said her daughter was on life sup­port when she was transferred from Siga­toka Hospital after the incident.

“My husband and I were by her side un­til the day she passed away. It is the most heartbreaking thing ever to lose a child, she was the most precious thing I ever had,” the tearful 30-year-old said.

Mr Hina described her only daughter as a smart and energetic person.

“She was a school prefect and a very smart girl. I remember one day she told us that she wanted to join the military in the future.

“Finau was loved by everyone in our fam­ily and church, she used to welcome anyone that visited our home,” she added.

Ms Hina said that as a mother it was pain­ful for her to spend the last days with her daughter in such a situation.

“To see her fighting for her life while on life support is just painful,” she added.

Police media liaison officer Ana Naisoro said Ulamila was hit by an oncoming vehi­cle while walking with an 18-year-old cous­in. She added the 60-year-old driver would be questioned once the post-mortem exami­nation was completed.

“The road death toll currently stands at 47 compared to 44 for the same period last year,” Ms Naisoro said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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