12 Mar 2015

Storm forces mass evacuation of Solomons school

9:42 pm on 12 March 2015

More than 500 students in Solomon Islands have been evacuated from the flood prone Selwyn College due to the continuous heavy rains in the country.

The Solomon Star Newspaper says the police and correctional services provided support vehicles for the evacuation to bring students from the school in West Guadalcanal back to the capital Honiara.

Solomon Islands is on the outskirts of the area affected by Cyclone Pam which passed the country on its way towards Vanuatu.

A cyclone watch advisory remains in place for the eastern parts of Temotu Province particularly the Anuta and Fututaka islands.