14 Year Old Boy Drowns at Mali’oli’o River

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The Samoa Police Service have confirmed that a 14 year old boy from the village of Patamea drowned at the Maliolio River on Monday.

According to a Police repors, the young boy was swimming with his brother at the river when the incident occurred yesterday afternoon.

The Samoa Police reminded the public that the Meteorology Serice has been issuing flood warnings since last week and the Police further warned the public, especially residents living in coastal and and low-lying areas and also rivers, to be vigilant.

“As per Meteorology Office’s update, we are expecting heavy rainfall, high combined waves, and swells, flooding to major rivers and venerable locations throughout the week”.

“Due to these severe weather conditions, the Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services urge families living around the coast and low-lying areas and near rivers to be vigilant and take extra caution”.

“We remind parents and guardians to please keep a close eye on our young children and youth”.

“This tragedy could have been avoided and our condolences to the grieving family”.

“As we head into Christmas and New Year let’s not turn cheers into tears”, add the Samoa Police.

Working Together for a Safer Samoa.

MALEMO SE ALII TALAVOU I LE MALIOLIO.

Na ripotia mai I le aso ananafi Aso Gafua 14 o Tesema se alii 14 tausaga o Patamea, na masalomia na malemo a’o taeele ma lona uso i le Maliolio e afua mai ona o le malosi o le tafe o le vai mai timuga mamafa ma le loulouā o le tau.

E tusa ai ma lapataia i uiga loulouā o le tau mai le Ofisa o Vaaitau, e ono iai timuga mamafa, siitia le suatai ma o le’a lolovaia vaega maualalalo ma tu lata i vaitafe a’o faasolo atu ai I lenei aiaso atoa.

E talosagaina ai e le Matagaluega o Leoleo & Falepuipui le mamalu o le atunuu lautele se’i taga’i ane ma mataitū le fanau iti ina ia saogalemu i soo se taimi aemaise aiga o loo nonofo latalata i le sami, vaitafe ma vaega maualalalo.

Faamolemole matua ia vaai lelei a tatou fanau aemaise o loo tatou agai atu i le fa’aiuga o lenei tausaga i le fa’amanatuina o le Kerisimasi ma le tausaga fou.

Galulue Faatasi mo se Samoa Saogalemu.