Mates killed in ‘Atele crash laid to rest

Catholics and Protestants came together in grief for the funerals of Fangufangumana Jr Lātū and Sōsefo Kalangalupe Lōloa.

Services for the men were held one after the other at different churches, with the two families attending both.

Lōloa’s coffin was carried into the Catholic chapel of Sangato Mikaele yesterday, Monday 4, in Lapaha.

Fangufangumana’s body was laid to rest on Sunday.

A matāpule who spoke at Loma, the Catholic cemetery in Lapaha,  told mourners Lōloa’s death was a “great loss to the family.”

A SUTT church in Fasimoeafi was also packed as Lātū’s family came together with friends and relatives to pray for the soul of their beloved son.

Lātū and Lōloa, who were known best friends since they were at high school died after a car they were passengers in crashed with a van on February 24.

As Kaniva News reported, a third person died in Vaiola hospital after the crash.

The deceased were on their way from Lapaha after a barbecue party.

Sōsefo was a teacher at Lōtolu Government Middle school for about 10 years before he was moved to teach at Talafo’ou Government Middle School this year.

Kaniva News understands Fangufangumana was a Biology teacher and he held a post of Teaching Assistant at the University of the South Pacific’s Centre of Forensic Science, Tonga campus.

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