17 Jan 2013

Samoa calls off search for those missing after Evan

5:29 pm on 17 January 2013

Samoa's Ministry of Police has called off the search for the 10 people missing since Cyclone Evan hit four weeks ago.

Talamua online reports that most of the 10 were fishermen and one who was swept by the heavy flooding at Fa'atoia village, one of the worst hit areas by flooding.

The subcommittee for Community Welfare and Internal Displaced Persons continues to provide support to the affected families through the distribution of temporary shelter relief assistance.

This sub-committee will be stood down once the confirmed families that have been affected are provided with relief.