A student is believed to be the country’s latest drowning victim.
The 13-year-old victim residing at Laqere Settlement was swimming with friends in the Naibulivatu River when she disappeared.
A search was conducted by family and friends where her body was retrieved and she was conveyed to the CWM Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.
The drowning toll currently stands at 22 compared to 23 for the same period last year.