Body found hanging from tree in eastern Nuku‘alofa

A man’s body was allegedly found hanging from a casuarina tree at Pātangata.

Sione Fehoko. Photo/Supplied

Sione Hoko was found dead in the tree yesterday, a source closes to his family told Kaniva News.

The grim discovery was made by some local children before police were called to the scene.

His body was retrieved before it was taken to the hospital.

Hoko is survived by his wife and their two children.

Police could not be reached for comment.

The news comes after the death of a young surgeon Dr. Colin Howard Manu Latu on November 5 in what has been allegedly described by local media as suspected suicide.

Kaniva News was unable to confirm Latu’s cause of death.

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