20 Jan 2012

Couple in Samoa die in river flooding

2:29 pm on 20 January 2012

A couple in Samoa have died when their vehicle was swept away as a result of flooding from Mali'oli'o river in Samalae'ulu village on Savaii island.

The police at Tuasivi police station say the couple's vehicle was crossing a road which the river usually runs over.

The bodies of the man and his wife are at Tuasivi hospital for a coroner's inquiry.

Meanwhile another vehicle was swept away in a river flooding on Upolu island yesterday but the driver and the occupants escaped unharmed.