14 Apr 2004

14 year old charged with murder in Tonga

8:35 am on 14 April 2004

A 14 year Tongan youth has been charged with murder after the death of a Thai national at the weekend in the capital Nuku'alofa.

The 52 year old Thai was one of a number of foreign construction workers building the new Fua'amotu airport hotel.

Police says he was rushed to hospital on Saturday night with severe head injuries and died the next day.