#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Qarase village devastated

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Qarase village devastated

The leader of the SDL Party, Laisenia Qarase, says the entire coconut crop in his village, Mavana, has been destroyed by Cyclone Tomas.

He told Radio New Zealand the Category Four cyclone was the worst in living memory and that as many as 50 houses have been destroyed on Vanua Balavu, which is in the Lau group.

He says food supplies have had to be brought in to help feed people and that locals will have to rely on supplies for a while yet.

Meanwhile, on the northern island of Koro, seven of the 14 villages have been badly damaged.

On the tiny Cikobia Island, north of Vanua Levu, home to about 400 people, three days of pounding by Cyclone Tomas left houses smashed, trees uprooted and boats washed away.

2 comments:

ex Fiji tourist said...

Australia and NZ should send troops, builders and machines to this island and completely rebuild the villages to cyclone proof design.

This will let these people know who their true friends are.

Anonymous said...

Why should Aust and NZ waste their time and resources when they have better things to do with them. They have better friends in other countries. Who needs a hand me down poverty stricken nation of scared pussies for a friend? Fight your own battles losers.