One dead and another swept away in West floods

Update: 10:05AM A MAN from Navala, Ba, is dead while a second man was swept away in Tavua as police reported receiving calls from around the Western Division from people whose homes were inundated by floodwaters.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Maretino
Qiolevu said Lautoka Police officers, DISMAC and NFA officials assisted in the
evacuation of residents from Taiperia and Natabua seaside.

They were taken to the Lautoka Primary School for safety where officers provided
security at the evacuation centres.

Mr Qiolevu added that families affected
in Lovu towards the Ba end of the Sugar City were sheltering at the Lovu
Sangam School for the second time following TC Josie.​

“As authorities work throughout the night to take people to safety, it
is extremely disappointing to have recorded the two incidents amidst all the
safety advisories that have been issued by all stakeholders,” he said.

“We are also urging motorists to drive carefully as officers continue to
pick up worrying driver behaviour during this weather spell.”

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