Times team crosses damaged bridge

Update: 1:12PM A TEAM from The Fiji Times has managed to cross the damaged Yaqara bridge that has cut off access to Rakiraki from the Tavua end.

Jai Prasad and Repeka Nasiko are at Drauniivi Village where they found mass destruction – a total of 134 homes damaged, 64 completely destroyed.

“It is a sad and unbelievable sight,” Nasiko reported.

Families are sheltering at the nearby primary school which withstood the winds of the category five storm.

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