Tributes flow for Ha’apai custom officer

    A Ha’apai Custom Officer has been remembered as a “great mate” who touched the hearts of many.

    Fe’ao ‘Ofa. Photo/Supplied

    Fonua Fe’ao was allegedly killed following a car accident in Pangai on Thursday, reports said.

    He has been described as a brother to everyone and being friendly in a way one could tell he did it to show how he valued their kāinga connections.

    “Rest easy… you will be missed by many, lots of love to your family,” a commenter said on Facebook.

    Others wrote that they could not believe a great mate had been “taken way too early”.

    “You touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all. Sending my love to your family.”

    Fe’ao’s death came after a government senior officer died in a single-vehicle crash in Pangai, Ha’apai in October last year.

    Kali Taumoe’anga who worked for the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications was driving a government van when the fatal accident occurred.

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