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Missionary dies while serving in Guatemala

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A Mormon missionary from Salt Lake City has died.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A Mormon missionary from Salt Lake City has died.

Elder Siosiua Taufa was 18 months into his mission in Guatemala when a freak accident ended his life.

Elder Taufa was killed Wednesday while trying to help patch a leaky roof. He apparently touched a high voltage wire.

“Because of the rainstorm, he slipped and before he was electrocuted he was probably trying to grab anything he could so he would slip and fall to the ground and so he was electrocuted and shocked,” said Aiveni Taifa, his father.

Elder Taufa was 20 years old and graduate of Skyline High.

A statement from the LDS church said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Elder Taufa's family and friends during this difficult time."
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