Two deaths reported

Police are investigating two deaths, including that of a child.

The 7-year-old was killed after a vehicle hit the child at Salepoua’e, Saleimoa. 

The incident occurred on 16 December 2015 around 5:30pm, while the driver was heading west. 

Ministry of Police Media Officer Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu confirmed the incident during a press conference yesterday adding that the driver is a 24-year-old female from Vaitele-Uta.

She is now in custody, and is charged with negligent driving causing death.

She will appear before the court on 26 January, 2016. 

Another death was an 18-year-old male of Solosolo, who committed suicide on 14 December, 2015. 

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