Floods in Fiji kill 6, thousands seek shelter

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January 12, 2009 04:15

 
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Flooding has left six people dead and sent thousands seeking emergency shelter in Fiji, where more severe rain storms are expected in coming days, officials said Monday. Six people were killed in the western district of the Pacific nation's main island of Veti Levu, four of them drowned in floodwaters and two caught in a landslide, said the acting chief of disaster management, Aisea Qumihajelo. "There's another depression heading toward Fiji within the next two days and that will bring an additional threat," Qumihajelo told The Associated Press on Monday. Four days of torrential rains have flooded the towns of Nadi, Ba, Sigatoka and Labasa and many rural villages - forcing more than 6,000 people into emergency shelters, he said.


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