A man died in Vaiola hospital last night after he was brutally attacked apparently during a fight inside Tali’eva bar in Nuku’alofa yesterday afternoon.
Our correspondent in Tonga said the deceased, Sione Feimoefiafi of Utah, arrived in Tonga last month to attend his father’s funeral in Tongatapu.
Feimoefiafi intended to return to US shortly but now his family is planning a funeral for him.
A vicious assault was captured on video and shows attackers punched a man in the head, kicked and dragged him to the floor. It has been claimed that the victim in the video was Feimoefiafi.
At one stage he was seen being dragged from inside the bar outside where he was left motionless in a road while his attackers continued to kick him.
Some people had been seen trying to intervene and break up the attack.
The video had been widely shared on Facebook since yesterday. It looked like it has been downloaded and re-uploaded to Facebook by various Facebook users and groups.
One share has attracted 838 reactions, 566 comments and 317 shares.
Another share has attracted 917 reactions, 317 comments and 225 shares.
The video has been met with horror online.
Many commenters have condemned the brutality and call on authorities to inflict the maximum penalty on those who were responsible for Feimoefiafi’s death.
Authorities could not be reached for comments.