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Students pray for families

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, April 06, 2014

SOLOMON Island students in the country remain on edge with many of them in a state of shock and missing classes following news of the terrible weather conditions facing their families and friends in Honiara.

According to Solomon Islands Students Association president at USP, Roylex Sitana, a number of students missed their mid-semester tests on Friday as they tried their best to contact families, some of whom they believed to have been washed away by the flooding.

Mr Sitana, a 27-year-old USP student, said at the moment there was a lot of worry for more than the 930 Solomon Island students at the university.

"Everybody's worried to be honest, students didn't attend classes today (Friday) and they're very scared about the welfare of their families in Honiara," Mr Sitana said.

"I've been talking to the students and some of them say that their mother and father have been washed away in the flooding, so we're trying to keep everyone calm right now."

According to Mr Sitana, there are about 1600 Solomon Island students in Fiji.


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