Labasa schools closed; Police erect checkpoints

Floodwaters entered classrooms at All Saints Secondary School in Labasa. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

Floodwaters entered classrooms at All Saints Secondary School in Labasa. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

Update: 1:23PM SCHOOLS in the Labasa Town area are closed today after the Labasa River and Qawa River broke its banks and flooded classrooms.

Students were not seen at Holy Family Primary and Secondary, Gurunanak Khalsa College and Sangam College in town, and All Saints Secondary School in Vulovi.

Police have set up checkpoints in town as part of their security patrol.

Police are urging people to stay away from flood waters.