A video of Tuimala Uinisē Moala, a Vava’u, Tonga-native dying in a housefire has gone viral on social media. The 46-year-old was unable to get out of her home, which was engulfed in flames.

Police said Tu’imala Uinisē Moala, 46, “died from smoke inhalation and very severe burning” after a house fire at Neiafu on Tuesday.

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Netizens have since taken to social media to express their disgust at those who were recording the distressing moment rather than offering help.

One person said that while the victim was burning inside the house, people were recording the video and questioned why they did it, the user said, ‘5 seconds of fame while someone lost their life?

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Law enforcement revealed that Tuimala and her husband were in their three-storey residence when their home got engulfed in flames.

The husband managed to escape the building, however, his wife remained trapped in the fire. Police also shared that the couple’s neighbors and her husband attempted to save Tuimala. However, they were not able to reach the victim in time.

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A video of the distressing moment was uploaded to Facebook. Kaniva News claimed that the clip showed a woman screaming for help and calling for what seemed to be her husband.

Trends.NewPakWeb chooses not to publish the details and the rest of what the woman was yelling out while struggling in the blaze since we could not be able to verify the authenticity of the video.

The family and kāinga of the victim took what they heard from the video seriously and demanded answers. Limapō Hopoate, a cousin of the deceased said the videos tell a lot of stories about Moala’s cause of death.

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Since her death I was overwhelmed and find myself in a very stressful situation”, Hopoate, who is a first cousin of the victim’s mother..

“Things are still very raw and the family are dealing with their own emotion at this confusing times”.

She compared the family’s experience to a “tsunami” which struck before people attempted to escape and tried to protect each other.

“At the same time we are trying to piece together the many fragments of info to establish a clear picture of what had happened”, she said.

Moala’s body was laid to rest on Wednesday 9. Police said they were aware of some misinformation being shared on Facebook.

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