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Brother Worries Over Injured Siblings

Twenty-four-year-old Kelemedi Navukitu is uncertain about the future of his two younger brother and sister who were badly injured during Tropical (TC) Cyclone Winston. Kelemedi is the eldest of five
27 Feb 2016 11:09
Brother Worries Over Injured  Siblings
Injured Siblings

Twenty-four-year-old Kelemedi Navukitu is uncertain about the future of his two younger brother and sister who were badly injured during Tropical (TC) Cyclone Winston.

Kelemedi is the eldest of five from Manu Village in Wainibuka, Tailevu.

“It was one of those nights where I just wished it was some bad dream so I can wake up and see my loving family happy as it used to be,” he said.

“Our house was blown 10 metres away from where it stood.”

Their mother was killed.

He said: “Winston took away my everything; my mother who I will no longer see or hear and it hurts to be here with my two younger siblings – Kaminieli Karusia aged seven and nine-year-old Timaima Tinai.

“They don’t know that our mother has gone and that she was buried just a few days after the terrifying cyclone.”

“My father went and brought them from our damaged house while my mother lay dead near them.

“We travelled down by a bamboo raft (bilibili) and then on to Korovou Hospital before being transferred here to Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

“I am thankful for their lives and I promise to look after them with God by my side,” he said.

The children are now in Colinial War Memorial Hospital, Suva.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

 

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