Police calls for calm following man’s death

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU

GIZO

GIZO Police and community leaders are calling for calm following the death of a man who was hit by a falling tree branch on Monday.

The 48-year-old man was said to be cutting a tree when a branch fell on him.

Western Province Police Commander (PPC) Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu appeals to immediate relatives to let police and elders deal with the issue.

“Don’t take law with our own hand but we maintain peace and harmony in our community.

“Let all our Chiefs of those two both tribes handle and deal with their cases but don’t take laws with our own hands.”

Gizo Police Officers, eye witnesses and Community leaders escorting police officers at the scene where the incident occurred.

Lenialu thanked the relatives for their cooperation and support in allowing police to carry out its investigation into the tragic incident.

He extended his sympathy to the family and relatives of the deceased and appeals to anyone with information which may help police in their investigation to come forward.

The deceased was employed by the Earthmovers Company at the Maravari Camp as a Chainsaw Operator.

The incident occurred at the Maravari Village, Vella La Vella Island in Western Province.

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