Towns mourn three killed in Vava’u ‘shocking’ crash

Two Leimātu’a men and one man from Makave in Vava’u had been killed in a horror crash in Neiafu yesterday.

The reasons behind the crash have not yet become clear.

Vava’u 16 MP ‘Akosita Lavulavu has described the inicident as ‘shocking’ and compared its impact to a ‘darkness fell’ unexpectedly on the victims’ family and their houses.

It is understood Ulaea Havea and Semisi Kātoa of Leimātu’a were among the dead.

MP Lavulavu who visited the victims in hospital yesterday said other people who were injured in the crash were still in hospital.

Tongan authorities could not be reached for comment.

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