Tearful students and crowd say farewell to electrocuted mum

A community fell silent today as grieving family and friends gathered to pay their last respects to a young mother killed in a tragic accident.

The death of 42-year-old Mele Lausiva Felemi Manu, who was electrocuted while trying to deal with an electric extension cord outside a house she and her family lived at Tupou College, has rocked the close-knit community.

Hundreds of mourners were gathering at the college and later in  Tatakamotonga to say a tearful final farewell to “smiling and vibrant” Mele, who was popular with lots of friends.

Emotions ran high as mourners met and hugged the deceased three children who were standing by her coffin together with their father.

Tupou College students in formal school uniforms carried Mele to the church and to her final resting place at Siamoka cemetery in Tatakamotonga.

Mele was a teacher at Tupou College.

She was living with her husband Rev Raymond Manu with their three children.

Koe tengihia ena e kau faiako e Kolisi ko Tupou moe uitou kaeumaa e fanau kohai ha taha e taetagi koe taahine mata mali mo fotu fiefia Lausiva sio hake kihe faga tokoua ??enau tagi moe taefiemavae

Posted by Vaikalafi Tuiono on Saturday, March 19, 2016

http://kanivatonga.co.nz/2016/03/rip-to-my-favorite-teacher-tributes-flow-in-for-mother-killed-in-school-electrocution/

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