‘Tragedy struck today’, daughter laments mother, grandchild’s death in Tongatapu house fire

 Neighbours attempted in vain to put off a horrific house fire where a grandmother and her granddaughter died in Tofoa overnight.

The bodies of the victims were found inside the remains of the house after the blaze tore through the property early this morning.

Victoria Grace. Photo/Supplied

Seluvaia Taukolo and her granddaughter Victoria Grace had been identified as the victims.

Former MP for the town Sangster Saulala said firefighters attended the scene but to no avail.

Seluvaia’s daughter Vika Taukolo has been devastated by the fatality.

“Tragedy struck today and the feeling is not only overwhelming but there’s a sense of loss that cannot be explained”, she wrote on Facebook.

“There’s a void that cannot and will never be filled.

Seluvaia Taukolo. Photo/Supplied

“I can only thank God for the eternal plan of salvation that has and will always be a comfort to me.

“Mate he ‘ofa atu mom and Victoria Grace. your smiling and loving face will be forever engrained in our hears”.

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