Fish death

Police pursue poisonous fish deaths

PNG Loop was alerted to the tragic deaths by a reader yesterday but was unable to get comments from the hospital or relatives about the circumstances of the deaths.

Central police commander Laimo Asi however says that he will get police to speak with villagers at Yule Island as well as relatives of the three men who died and the other three who are in hospital after they ate the balloon or puffer fish.

Asi would not pre-empt assumptions surrounding the deaths but said that they would look into the deaths.