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TD03F claims a life

January 9, 2022 4:35 pm

A 35-year-old man of Mataniwai, Tavua died while trying to cross a flooded river yesterday.

The incident happened at around 11am.

National Disaster Management Officer Director, Vasiti Soko says this incident should be a wake-up call for Fijians that flooding kills.

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The National Disaster Management Office while confirming this has said that this is the first fatality recorded during Tropical Depression 03F.

There are three evacuation centers – one in the North and two in the Western Division.

Currently, 200 people are taking shelter at these centers and the NDMO expects this number to increase as more rain is in the forecast.

Fifteen roads are currently closed due to flooding, while 18 are restricted.

Tropical Depression 03F is expected to develop into a Cyclone in the next six to 12 hours.

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