Another child has become the country’s latest drowning victim a day following the tragic deaths of two young brothers.
The incident occured in the Nasali River yesterday morning.
The victim, a three year old boy was travelling in a punt with his father and elder sister towards Naislai Village when he allegedly fell overboard and disappeared.
The victim’s father who was in front of the small wooden punt only realised his son was missing when he turned around and could not find him seated next to his daughter.
A search was conducted by villagers from Nasilai and Nabua where his body was later recovered a few meters from the scene.
Investigations continue and the drowning death toll currently stands at 25 compared to 23 for the same period last year.