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Students Survive Harrowing Experience

Students Survive Harrowing Experience
Debris litter the streets of Port Vila yesterday. Photo: UNICEF Pacific
March 15
10:12 2015

After surviving a scary experience last Friday night, some Fijian students in Port Vila have moved to a flat in, Tari Bag, for shelter.

The University of the South Pacific’s Emalus Campus students in Vanuatu had to keep moving from room to room before all the rooms were flooded at the height of Cyclone Pam.

The law students fled to higher ground last Friday after their dormitories were flooded.

Second year law student Vilimaina Vasukicakau said they were staying at a flat to await for arrangements by the university’s administrators.

“We decided to move to nearby flats and we are paying for it till we get confirmation from the school about our rooms,” Ms Vasukicakau said.

“We had to be relocated three times last night (Friday).

“None of the rooms were secured at all because they were flooding throughout the whole time.”

Another student, Epeli Sau, said “Last night was really devastating, we couldn’t sleep.”

Meanwhile, Ms Vasukicakau said their classrooms had been badly damaged and they would await the decision of the university as to when school would resume.




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