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 Family Survives Landslide

The 57-year-old said the soil and debris reached the veranda of the house because of the intensity of the landslide.
13 Jan 2022 13:29
 Family Survives Landslide
Vunika resident, Rishi Deo, standing in front of the pile of vegetation, debris and soil materials brought by the landslide in Vunika, Labasa on January 11, 2022. Photo: Sampras Anand

A family from Vunika, Laba­sa are counting themselves lucky after a landslide barely missed hitting their house.

Rishi Deo, a business owner at La­basa Town, said the landslide took place in the early hours of Monday morning, during the heavy down­pour and strong winds brought about by Tropical Cyclone Cody.

Mr Deo felt a sense of relief that the soil and debris from the land­slide did not enter their house, which would have destroyed their belongings and possibly endan­gered their lives.

“When I woke up at 3am, I went to the front door to have a look around and noticed that the trees and coconut tree from the land above had moved into my com­pound, which shocked my family,” he said.

The 57-year-old said the soil and debris reached the veranda of the house because of the intensity of the landslide.

The family-of-three consisting of his only daughter and wife were assisted by neighbours on the same day to clean up the veranda and parts of the compound.

Feedback: sampras.anand@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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