Daughter of woman who died with her granddaughter in house fire in Tonga dies one month later

A daughter who lamented her mother and granddaughter’s horrific death in disbelief has passed away a month after the tragedy.

Vika Taukolo

Vika Taukolo’s death on June 6 came after her 82-year-old mother Seluvaia Taukolo and her five-year-old granddaughter Victoria Grace died in a house blaze in Tofoa on May 6.

Reporting the fatality on her Facebook account at the time, 59-year-old Vika wrote

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

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

“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 hearts”.

Meanwhile, tributes are pouring in after her death.

“It’s been so so long since the last time and even longer now that you’ve passed but rest assure we will all reunite in that glorious Eventide”, a commenter wrote on Facebook.

“I love you dear friend and may you Rest In God’s love”.

“May Vika rest peacefully in the loving arms our our God Almighty”, one commenter wrote.

“What??!! Wow, I’m so sad to hear that. Dear Vika, such a sweet girl. Oh my heart. She has suffered so many losses. When will she get a break”.

Vika’s body was expected to be laid to rest today at a cemetery in Tofoa.

Vika, the eldest of her siblings, lost his brother Motekiai Taukolo in 2021. Her younger brother Mofuike Taukolo died a year earlier.

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