Hastings New Zealand

Tongan fruit picker dies after suspected heart attack in van

Siosifa Havili, 46, was found slumped over the wheel of the van he had been driving on Gordon Road last  Wednesday 9 at about 10pm, Tongan government RSE liaison officer Sefita Haoʻuli told Kaniva News this morning.

Havili’s death appeared to be medical but would be referred to the Coroner, Hao’uli said.

He said the employer had checked the GPS of the vehicle and could tell Havili arrived at Gordon Road at 6.40 pm, and was found by a member of the public, at around 10 pm.