HAVOC wreaked by unexpected flash flooding early Wednesday included the washing away of a bridge at Lovu in Lautoka.
The absence of the vital crossing is affecting many, including cane farmers and schoolchildren.
Lovu resident Shiu Kumar Naidu said cane could not be transported to the mill and children could not travel to school.
“The washing away of this bridge has affected hundreds in our area,” he said.
“Cane trucks no longer come to our area because of this and we are pleading with the government or the Fiji Sugar Corporation to assist the residents.
“School students are affected as some of them missed out on school in fear of their safety.”
Mr Naidu said the cane farmers would approach the FSC to solve the issue.
FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said an inspection was carried out on Wednesday to access and determine the cost of damage.
“We are aware of the damage caused by the flash floods and we will see what we can do best to assist the farmers,” he said.