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Police Help Move Koro Villagers

  Plans to relocate Nasau Village on Koro were reinforced after strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and high swells forced the villagers to flee last Sunday. Other villages on the
23 Apr 2016 11:00
Police Help Move Koro Villagers
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Plans to relocate Nasau Village on Koro were reinforced after strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and high swells forced the villagers to flee last Sunday.

Other villages on the western side of Koro were cut off by landslides and fallen trees.

The officer in charge at the Koro Police Station, Corporal Adria Choy, said the villagers took shelter at Koro High School.

He said they helped move the villagers.

He said all those living under tents had to be moved as their tents had been blown away. He said they were also joined by civil servants.

Koro High School acting principal Salote Naiorosui confirmed the villagers and civil servants were at the school last Sunday night.

She said the villagers just walked to shelter at the school as it was also their evacuation centre during Cyclone Winston.

Ms Naiorosui, however, said the villagers vacated the school early Monday morning for classes to start.

According to Mr Choy these people were still traumatised by what they had gone through during Tropical Cyclone Winston.

He said while no one was hurt the villagers just left the village out of fear as the village was flooded and their tents were leaking.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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