In a double tragedy a family is mourning the loss of their twin daughters in a drowning incident.
The incident occurred on 17/1/13 on Malolo Island sometime between 10.30am-11am.
The two victims aged 1 year 11 months were playing outside their home in the presence of their 32 year old mother.
However when she went into to do some laundry the two sisters allegedly wandered off to a nearby pond where the tragic incident took place.
When their mother came out and found the two missing she went in search for the two and found them floating in the pond. The two were conveyed to the Yanua Nursing station and later brought to the Lautoka Hospital where unfortunately they were pronounced dead on arrival.
The post mortem was conducted yesterday whereby it has been confirmed the cause of death to be death by drowning.
In that short span of time a family has lost two of their loved ones which is why we continue to stress that children must be supervised closely at all times. Accidents can occur at any given time and only takes a few minutes.
Children continue to be a concern as they remain the highest statistic of drowning fatalities on an annual basis.
The current death toll stands at 5 compared to 4 for the same period last year.
There is a need for this advice to be taken seriously as we don?t want people to suffer the pain of losing their loved ones in an incident that can easily be avoided by adopting better safety measures.
An investigation is currently being conducted surrounding the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of the twin sisters.
POLICE MEDIA CELL