25 Mar 2008

New Caledonia Socialist Party secretary dies in accident

4:26 pm on 25 March 2008

The secretary of the Socialist Party in New Caledonia has died in a diving accident.

The party says Atelemo Moleana, who was 59, died when he was out with a friend in the south of the territory.

The cause of death is expected to be known once a post mortem examination has been completed.

The Socialist Party is a minor political grouping in New Caledonia and has no members in the Congress.