Customs staff dies after processing Air NZ passengers in Tonga

Mālōlō e 'ōfisa kasitomu hili ene tō lolotonga 'ene ngāue atu ki he kau pāsese 'a e 'Ea Nuu Sila' he 'aho ni 'i Fua'amotu

A Customs officer has died in hospital after he collapsed at the Fua’amotu international airport this afternoon.

A reliable source has claimed the officer, identified as Vitikami Paongo collapsed while he was processing a passenger from an Air New Zealand aircraft.

The passenger attempted CPR and Paongo was revived before he was rushed to hospital, the source claimed.

He was shortly pronounced dead.

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