5 Jan 2012

2011 Tonga road toll doubles to 12

4:11 pm on 5 January 2012

The Tonga Police say the road accident rate increased last year and fatalities doubled, in a year, to 12.

Matangi Tonga reports that two men died in the last week of last year when their car swerved and hit a coconut tree.

Police say during the festive season, reported crime decreased over the same period last year.

75 offences were reported, including 23 assaults and 19 house break-ins.