Man dies in Folaha house fire was allegedly drunk

The 32-year-old man killed after a house fire in Folaha Sunday 4 was allegedly drunk, Police said.

The deceased was identified as Samiuela Fakahau.

Police said Fire Service was called to the scene at about 2am and after firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze they found the body of Fakahau in the 7 x 5.3 metre wooden house.

The house was fully involved with fire when fire fighters arrived, Police said.

Police believed the victim has been drinking alcohol with a friend before the fatal incident occurred.

No further details released and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.


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