Hirunews Logo
Tonga+King+dies+in+Hong+Kong
Monday, 19 March 2012 - 10:22
Tonga King dies in Hong Kong
8

Shares
971

Views

King George Tupou V of the South Pacific nation of Tonga has died at the age of 63.

He died at a hospital in Hong Kong with his brother, Crown Prince Tupouto'a Lavaka, at his side.

Reports say a period of mourning has begun in Tonga and a state funeral is being organised.

Tonga is the last Polynesian monarchy, although the king was instrumental in bringing about democratic reform.

He had been king since 2006.

The cause of King Tupou's death yesterday was not immediately known.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
1,492 Views
382 Views
3,322 Views
8,247 Views
11,338 Views
53,200 Views
Top