On Christmas eve a toddler was killed after a house fire in Lapaha.

His father was hospitalized after he was injured in the blaze.

Yesterday Friday 29 the father died in Vaiola hospital as a result of his injuries.

Kaniva News could not be able to confirm the details of the deceased and the incident.

Emergency Service authorities could not be reached for comment.

However, it is understood the father’s name was Siaosi Mo’unga.

A Facebook user who goes by the name Katalina Vahe uploaded photos to Facebook with a caption that read in Tongan:

“Ko ‘emau fakaha’ele ‘eni si’i Siaosi ki fale mate tali ai ki he ka fakaha’ele ke fakaha’ele ai ki Lapaha” (We are taking Siaosi’s body to the mortuary and waiting there for the hearse to take it to Lapaha).

The post was shared more than hundred times.

As Kaniva News reported earlier, a house in Holonga, a town near Lapaha, was gutted by fire just four days before Christmas, destroying everything a young family owned.

In that incident, firefighters were called to the home but they could not be able to save the property.


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