Fijian student ‘critical condition’

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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A Fijian student studying at the Australia Pacific Technical College (A.P.T.C) is fighting for his life at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, Moto’otua.

Contrary to reports that he had passed away, health officials told the Samoa Observer yesterday that he remains in a critical condition at the I.C.U.

 “He was admitted last Friday night with bruises and serious wounds on his body,” a Health official said.

“His condition was quite serious. He has shown some improvement since but he is still in a very serious condition.”

Sources told the Samoa Observer yesterday that the Fijian student was beaten on Beach Road in front of a local nightclub on Friday.

The student had apparently gotten involved in an altercation with some villagers from around the Fugalei area.

Contacted for a comment, an official at A.P.T.C said they were aware of the incident and they were monitoring the situation. 

It was not possible to get a comment from the Police.

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