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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fiji : Landslide buries family

Via Stuff, another landslide this time in Fiji :

" A family of four has been killed in a landslide as severe flooding continues in Fiji, according to a report.

A 35-year-old father, 30-year-old mother, and two daughters aged three-years-old and one-year-old were buried in the landslide at Nanuku near Ba, Fiji Broadcasting said.

Villagers were able to talk to members of the family while they tried to rescue them from the landslide, the state broadcaster reported.

"However, after some time, there was no response from within the rubble."

Two farmers have also been reported killed trying to save stock in separate incidents as heavy rain from a tropical depression that is battering the western part of the country.

Fiji's Ministry of Information has said the deaths of the family are not yet confirmed, Radio New Zealand reported."

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