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State ready to help

Nasik Swami
Sunday, April 06, 2014

THE government says it will stand in unison with and support the Solomon Islands following flash floods in the Melanesian nation that have caused severe destruction and death.

In a message to his Solomon Islands counterpart Gordon Darcy Lilo, Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama conveyed the sympathies of the Fijian people.

"Our condolences also go to the families of the victims, and we pray to the Almighty God to give them patience and fortitude, and to grant all the souls eternal rest," PM said.

He said Fiji knew from past experience the terrible damage that flooding and similar disasters could wreak not just on land and houses but on the lives of those affected.

"The government and people of Fiji, therefore, are with you at this difficult time and my government will lend you and the people of the Solomons whatever support we can in the coming weeks."

The severe flooding has claimed 16 lives AND displaced thousands of citizens in most parts of the country, mainly in the nation's capital, Honiara.





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