I am saddened by the tragic loss of life of a 6 year old who was trapped in a flooded culvert – Tabuya

I am saddened by the tragic loss of life of a 6 year old who was trapped in a flooded culvert – Tabuya

By Krishneel Nair
Tuesday 03/01/2023
Minister for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation, Lynda Tabuya

I am saddened by the tragic loss of life of a 6 year old in Togomasi, Nadi who was trapped in a flooded culvert that he was trying to cross with his 60 year old grandmother.

This was stated by Minister for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation, Lynda Tabuya who says her deepest condolences goes to the family of the child.

Tabuya urges Fijians, especially parents, guardians and all those who have children under their custody and care that the safety and care of children is paramount, especially in the cyclone season and torrential rain and flooding is expected.

She also says her condolences also goes to the family of the deceased who lost his life to drowning last week.

The Minister also urges Fijians to ensure that children are not left unattended, particularly now that most parents are back at work.

She adds everyone must be vigilant in ensuring that children are not swimming or playing in flood prone areas

Tabuya further says everyone must work in solidarity in creating a safe and enabling environment for children so that such tragedies are avoided and children live to their full potential.

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