Man dies after becoming trapped in a container in Tongatapu

Mate ha tangata he uafu Kuini Sālote he pongipongi' ni Pulelulu 9 'o Mee ni'. 'Oku pehē ko e fihia he koniteina. 'Oku kei ngāue ki ai 'a e kau polisi mo fakahoko 'a e fakatotolo.

A man has died after becoming trapped in a shipping container at Kuini Sālote wharf this morning.

Fire and Emergency services as well as Police were called to the scene at 9.11am, a spokesperson told Kaniva News.

He said Vaiola hospital alerted Fire and Emergency Services to the scene.

The hospital told the Services a body had been found trapped inside a shipping container, the spokesperson said.

However, a reliable source told Kaniva News the man was allegedly crushed between two containers.

“Yes we confirmed there was 1 dead victim (m) this morning at Queen Salote Wharf,” the Emergency service spokesperson said.

“The fire crew responded immediately to the scene of incident,” he said.

Police investigation is underway.

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