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New Zealand couple found dead in Vava’u, Tonga, police say

Monday 4 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

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New Zealand couple found dead in Vava’u, Tonga, police say
File image. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Koro Vaka'uta

Tonga police are investigating the death of a New Zealand couple in Vava'u.

The New Zealand High Commission consular officer Mark Santos said local police told him about the deaths, according to Matangi Tonga Online.

"I can confirm they were kiwis," he said today.

The bodies of the couple were found by locals at the village of 'Utungake in Vava'u on Saturday 2 April, the Matangi reported.

Tonga Police said they were investigating the deaths but did not offer any further information, according to the report.