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Villagers recall ordeal

Shalveen Chand
Monday, March 03, 2014

DELAILASAKAU villagers in Naitasiri spent Thursday evening inside two houses which were situated on the highest point in the village.

Village headman Ratu Demesi Vakacereivalu said Thursday morning started with heavy rain.

"The river had swelled up the previous night but hadn't breached the bank, but there was something different about Thursday," he said.

"Just before midday, floodwaters reached the area just outside of the village.

"That's when I asked people to gather whatever they could and come to the two houses on the highest point in the village.

"Sure enough, the village was flooded.

"Those who had been able to put things on higher places were lucky."








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