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Students Of QVS Think Of Home

Thoughts of the safety of their own homes flashed through the minds of two Queen Victoria School (QVS) students during the height of Cyclone Winston’s onslaught. Year 13 students Inosi
22 Feb 2016 09:53
Students Of QVS Think Of Home

Thoughts of the safety of their own homes flashed through the minds of two Queen Victoria School (QVS) students during the height of Cyclone Winston’s onslaught.

Year 13 students Inosi Yabakivou and Epeli Tuidrakulu could only say this as they recalled the horrifying moments the roof of their dormitory was blown away as Winston made a landfall in Tailevu on Saturday night.

“It was terrifying,” Epeli said.

The two students are occupants of the Bau House situated at the school’s Annex Building.

The roof of their room was the first to go during the height of the cyclone.

“Water was coming into our room so we started sweeping out the water. All of a sudden a louver blade came off and the ceiling came down,” Inosi said.

“We were scared.”

Epeli said they usually took the strong wind warnings lightly in previous years but the terrifying experience of TC Winston has taught them a valuable lesson.

“When our ceiling came off we just thought of our homes and our family and could only wish we were at home,” Epeli recalled.

Thirty students were at the dormitory when the roof came off and all were evacuated to safety.

 

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