9 Apr 2004

Fiji floods kill one person, five divers still missing

10:17 am on 9 April 2004

One person is confirmed dead after yesterday's heavy flooding in parts of Fiji's main island of Viti Levu

A woman trying to cross a flooded bridge near Rakiraki was swept away and later confirmed dead.

Several other people, including a diving party of five are reported missing at sea.

Flooding was reported from Ba, Rakiraki and rural areas north of Suva and Nausori

Many roads and bridges were flooded and closed to traffic.

The rain has eased and the flood waters have begun receding.

Disaster officials will begin assessing damage from today