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OVER 2000 CHICKENS DIED ON SUNDAY BECAUSE OF FLASH FLOODS AT NAUSORI

  A poultry farm in Waituri, Nausori, says it has recorded a loss of over $50,000 worth because of heavy rain that caused flash flooding on Sunday. Director for Popo’s
13 Nov 2018 10:00
OVER 2000 CHICKENS DIED ON SUNDAY BECAUSE OF FLASH FLOODS AT NAUSORI
CHICKENS

 

A poultry farm in Waituri, Nausori, says it has recorded a loss of over $50,000 worth because of heavy rain that caused flash flooding on Sunday.

Director for Popo’s Farm Lagesh Prasad told the Fiji Sun that over 2000 chickens died in the flood.

He also lost stocks of chicken feed.

Mr Prasad claims the cause of the flash flooding was the drainage issue faced by the residents in the area.

“Every time when it rains heavily, we have to face flash floods in the area.

“We have also noticed that people threw rubbish in the drain which was another way of contributing to the drainage issue.

“And due to the floods, my business is suffering,” Mr Prasad said.

He also highlighted that in 2014, his business had suffered a loss of over $180,000 in flash flooding.

“I am concerned about my business because it is my bread and butter and every time it rains heavily, my business suffers,” Mr Prasad said.

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