Tributes flow to Tongatapu man allegedly killed by falling glass in shipping container

Tributes are continuing to flow from grieving family and friends of the Houma man  who allegedly died after sheets of glass fell on him inside a shipping container on Tongatapu last week.

Fekumi ki he Lelei Finau

A video shared to Facebook this afternoon by a person who goes by the name Pita Vuna showed an audio of a man being overheard as saying a container, also captured on the video, was where the victim allegedly died .

The victim was identified as 24-year-old Fekumi Ki he Lelei Finau.

According to the video, it appeared the large sheets of glass crashed on top of Finau inside the container.

It also appeared to show some people were with the deceased trying to unload the glass from the container before the tragedy struck.

Facebook posts earlier showed the family were absolutely devastated by the loss of Mr Finau, who was affectionately known as “Kumi”.

Family members and friends had rallied to support his parents and siblings.

“Kumi was a really great guy, really likeable and heaps of fun to be around”, a commenter wrote in Tongan.

Finau was working as an electrician and his job was useful and convenient to his friends and relatives when they had urgent electrical needs.

“We all thought about what Kumi would have liked us to do. He was always such an enthusiastic electrician and love to help whenever he was contacted”.

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