A house fire in Martintar, Nadi last night has claimed the life of a six-year-old child.
Police received a report of the fire at around 9pm and informed the National Fire Authority, who quickly responded.
It says the victim was in the house with a relative and an older sibling when the incident happened.
Bystanders tried to rescue the child, but due to the intensity of the fire, they were not able to do so.
A joint investigation is being conducted.