Colleagues of deceased Indonesian man refuse post mortem

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

CAUSE of death against the Indonesian man employed by the Bintan Mining Company (BMC), reported to have died on September 18 at Rennell Island, Renbel Province, is unknown.

Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga revealed during a press conference that police tried liaising with his colleagues for a post mortem to be conducted on the deceased but his colleagues have rejected the idea.

Instead they opted to have the body embalmed and sent back to Indonesia as soon as possible.

Ms Matanga says according to information they have, the deceased had gone out diving with his colleagues at Naone, West Rennell, when he faced some ‘issues’.

Though his colleagues tried to rescue him, taking him to a nearby clinic, he was pronounced dead thereafter.

She said the body was flown to Honiara on September 19.

The deceased was 26 years old and had been in the country since March this year.

He came to the Solomon Islands employed by the BMC as a mechanic operator.

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