Service in memory of Samoa's measles victims

A church service in remembrance of the victims of the Samoan measles outbreak was held at the Congregational Christian Church Samoa, Dunedin, yesterday.

About 150 members of the Samoan community gathered for prayer and song in remembrance of the victims.

University of Otago Associate Prof Faumuina Fa'afetai (Tai) Sopoaga spoke of her experience in Samoa and musician Lani Alo sang.

The Samoan measles outbreak has killed 65 in recent weeks, many of them children.

Samoa has declared a state of emergency and made vaccinations compulsory.

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