Falling coconut tree kills student

By ANA NAISORO

A 13 year old student died following a freak accident on the island of Taveuni yesterday afternoon.

The deceased was hit by a falling dry coconut tree while returning from soccer and rugby training at the Navaca playground.

The victim was accompanied by the school head teacher and other students when the incident occurred at around 4.45pm. He was rushed to the Taveuni Hospital however was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations continue.

Meanwhile the search for the missing three fishermen who went missing last Thursday has been called off.

A decision was made last night to suspend the search. Items last found include a jacket,sleeping bag, bucket and cargo pants which has also been identified by the wife of one of the victims.

The items were recovered near Kioa Island earlier this week.

The three fishermen went missing last Thursday off Yanuca waters.