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Safety concern

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, January 30, 2014

HEAVY downpour in Labasa yesterday forced a group of parents to a nearby creek to wait for their children after school.

The Irish crossing at the Nagigi creek outside Labasa Town is usually slippery during wet weather and parents are always worried about the safety of their children.

The Irish crossing is without railings and has been in use since the 1980s.

Farmer Parmesh Chand says parents always wait at the crossing for their children following incidents over the past year where a few students have fallen into the creek.

"It is a slippery crossing and the wooden planks are also shaking so the safety of our kids who attend primary school is at risk."





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