A man died in Niu’ui Hospital yesterday afternoon and it has been confirmed today he was Pauliasi Kulitapa of Holopeka.
Tevita Vakasiuola, Health Officer -In-Charge of Ha’apai Hospital said the man died from natural cause and it has nothing linked to the Cyclone Ian that severely struck the islands last weekend.
The funeral service was held today and the deceased family and kainga were flown from Tongatapu to Ha’apai by the French military aircraft, CASA.
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