Local News in Brief
65 pints blood collected at drive
AN impressive 81 people turned up for the first blood drive for the Lautoka Hospital which was held in Ba last weekend. The blood donors included university students. Organised by social worker Sulochna Sharma, the drive collected 65 pints of blood. Mrs Sharma said despite the rainy conditions, many people turned out to support the initiative. "We will have our next blood drive next Wednesday at the Ba Police Station from 7.30am," she said.
Fresh water for villagers
WATER continues to be carted to villages affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan in Yasawa. Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said the villagers would continue to receive fresh water supply. He said the government vessel MV Vatulawa had been making fresh water deliveries to the affected areas. "The government vessel has so far delivered 100,643 tonnes of fresh water," said Cdr Cawaki. He said recipients of the fresh water supply included schools and villages.
Accident lands woman in hospital
SEVEN people were taken to the Lautoka Hospital yesterday morning after the car they were travelling in was hit by a bus along the Field 40 junction. West police spokeswoman Naina Ragigia said the seven included a pregnant woman. "The woman is admitted at the hospital whereas the rest of the passengers were treated for injuries and sent home," Ms Ragigia said. She said the driver of the seven-seater van had been charged for careless driving while investigations continued.