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Woman Recalls Last Conversation With Friend Krishnamma

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident. She said they had recovered the body, and a post-mortem examination would be conducted to establish the cause of death.
23 Mar 2020 16:19
Woman Recalls Last Conversation With Friend Krishnamma
Farizza Begum

Farizza Begum said her last conversation with her friend Krishnamma Goundar was pleading with her not to cross the flooded Teidamu creek in Lautoka on Saturday morning.

Ms Goundar, 61, is believed to have drowned when she tried crossing the flooded Teidamu Creek to get to her friend’s place.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident. She said they had recovered the body, and a post-mortem examination would be conducted to establish the cause of death.

Ms Begum said: “She’s actually my distant family member, but she stayed with me because I was alone.

“On Saturday at 1 pm she wanted to visit her friend, who lived on the other side of the creek, and I called her so many times not to go as it was flooded. She just waved goodbye and walked quickly down towards the creek.”

Ms Begum said she grew worried when Ms Goundar took time returning home.

“I left here with my neighbour to go to the creek and then I saw her body facing downward and one of her arms was trapped between two big rocks. I took her pulse but she had already died,” she said.

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Meanwhile, a 52-year-old man is believed to have drowned in a separate incident in Togovere, Tavua.

Ms Naisoro said the victim had, on Friday morning, left to collect sand, but failed to return home.

The drowning death toll stands at six compared to nine for the same period last year.

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