24 Apr 2019

Fiji storms becoming more deadly - Bainimarama

3:29 pm on 24 April 2019

Fiji's Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, says storms in the country are becoming more deadly because of climate change.

Flooding in Fiji

Photo: Fiji Roads Authority

His comments came after two children drowned in flood waters triggered by heavy rain.

Police also said today that a man was missing after being swept away by strong current currents this morning.

Mr Bainimarama told an audience in Suva that many rivers and roads are no longer safe during the rainy season.

Fiji's Meteorological Service has lifted most storm and flood warnings but says strong winds will continue to batter the Southern Lau group tonight.