One year old toddler in Vava’u allegedly dies in bucket of water

Police in Vava’u are conducting an investigation into how 1 year 6 months old baby girl, Malia Pome’e also known as Mako from the village of Makave, was found dead in a bucket of water by their house.

Inspector Falakiseni from Vava’u Police Station told local newspaper Kele’a they are awaiting autopsy report from hospital to confirm the cause of death.

Dr Tevita Faka’osi from the hospital told the paper that the toddler was arrived at about 6:00 pm on Tuesday, and he found out her heart stopped beating.

Family members told the paper, Pome’e was playing with her sisters while her mother, Haurana Pome'e was cooking.

Haurana did not hear from the baby for a while and after calling and searching around the residence her elder  sisters found her in the bucket of water. 

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