A man has been taken to Niu’ui hospital after suffering what appears to be serious facial injuries following an alleged fight in Ha’apai, reports said.
Unconfirmed reports said the victim was injured after an alleged brawl which involved a gang of youths last week.
Photos shared on Facebook obviously by family members had attracted a number of comments which said the injured man is Tēvita who is also known by the name Noa.
Family and friends who apparently lived abroad shared their supports on Facebook.
A commentator sent their love to the victim’s mother Falesipi and said they were with her in this time of difficulty.
Some said prayers and wished he could be recovered and discharged soon.
Authorities could not be reached for comment.