Tongan family’s heartbreak after father dies and is buried before they arrive to say goodbye

    A man who travelled from Auckland to Tonga to celebrate his father’s 80th birthday died and had to be buried before his family could farewell him because there was no refrigerated morgue on the island. Kaliopasi Kioa, 38, died on December 9 on his home island of Niuafo’ou. He had travelled there with a container…

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