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49 year old man charged with manslaughter over electrocution death Featured

49 year old man charged with manslaughter over electrocution death

14 August, 2017. A man in Tonga has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of an Aucklander who was electrocuted while in the country for his father's funeral.

 'Isileli Palu, of Otara, was killed on August 3 while helping to put up tents at the family home in the village of Kolomotu'a.

The 36-year-old had been helping outside when he touched an electrical cord.

Tongan media are reporting a 49-year-old has since been charged with his manslaughter.

Tonga Police confirmed that the man charged is a power contractor.

It is understood the family has held a joint funeral to farewell their elderly father, Sione Palu, and his son.

Friends and family members continue to pay tribute to the pair on social media, as well as reflecting on the sadness of losing two loved ones in one week.

 

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