Police investigate death of girl

The Police are investigating the death of a seven-year-old girl after she was declared dead on arrival at the Foalalo District Hospital.

The family members of the deceased claimed that the young girl was suffering from prolonged health issue. The deceased was transferred to Malietoa Tanumafili II Tuasivi awaiting doctor’s findings as to the cause of death. She was taken to the district hospital late last month. 

The police have also been notified of a traffic incident whereby a person fell from a moving Kino Toyota Truck, registration plate number 4301 at Sa’asaai. According to the police their preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was riding on the back of a truck carrying a full load of coconuts when he fell.

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The victim is a male of Satupaitea and he was admitted to the Tuasivi hospital suffering serious body and head injuries. Police are yet to obtain statement from the victim and investigations are continuing.

The police were also alerted to a car accident at Lano and spotted a Toyota Hilux pickup with no number plates. The vehicle was left unattended, while the injured driver was transported to Tuasivi hospital for treatment.

The victim had injuries sustained on his head and bruises on his arms and was later transferred to Motootua Hospital, Apia for further treatments. Investigations are continuing. 

There has also been an incident of negligent driving with Lotofaga Police responding to a traffic accident at Vaiee Safata last Sunday at 9.30 pm. A preliminary investigation indicates that a four-year-old girl of Vaiee Safata was hit by a vehicle on the main road at Vaiee Safata. She was taken to Poutasi hospital for treatment. 

The Faleata Police are also investigating a sexual violation complaint lodged at Tuasivi Police last month. The investigation indicates that a 67-year-old-man lodged a complaint against a suspect from Aele for having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old-girl of Salailua and Gataivai Savaii. Police investigations are continuing.

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