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Family lives in fear

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, January 24, 2014

HEAVY rain in Lautoka on Wednesday afternoon caused the partial collapse of a retaining wall and damaged water meter and powerlines in a neighbouring property.

Ratu Peni Vosa of LB Place in Rifle Range said danger looms over his home because metal beams installed in the ground surrounding the retaining wall were also on the verge of collapse.

The retaining wall fencing his neighbour's compound towers over the roof of his home.

He said his family was lucky no one was hurt in the incident.

"It was raining and we were already home from work," Mr Vosa said.

"I was cleaning the yard and I was just a few metres away from the wall when it collapsed.

"Everything from our gate to the FEA box and water meter were damaged when the wall came down.

"The house next to ours operates a business in their yard and they built these large metal beams that are now close to collapsing too.

"If another heavy rain comes there could be another landslide and that would bring down those beams," Mr Vosa said.

Yesterday, Lautoka City Council CEO Jone Nakauvadra confirmed receiving a complaint from Mr Vosa. "Our inspectors have gone to the site to investigate," said Mr Nakauvadra.

He also confirmed the owner of the retaining wall also had a case before the court where he was facing charges for alleged illegal development.








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