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Bridge under water

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A GROUP of daily commuters were stuck for about two hours on Monday afternoon when the Vunimoli bridge was submerged following the heavy rain experienced in Labasa.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Korotari resident Pardeep Lal said the commuters, including students, had to wait for the water level to recede after 6pm.

"The Korotari river had also risen by eight feet because of heavy rain on Monday. I have made many humble requests to the CEO of the Fiji Roads Authority to uplift the wooden bridge by four to five feet so it is equivalent to the level of the road," he said.

"It's because the bridge has been flooded many times and it's really risky for residents here.

"But despite our pleas to the authorities, nothing has been done."

In response, authority CEO Neil Cook said the bridge was open to all traffic.

"It suffered minor damage and is scheduled for repair in the next two days depending on the weather. Users are urged to use caution and common sense, especially as the weather is expected to worsen over the next few days."








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