Flood kills elderly man

Tine River.

The heavy rain and flooding yesterday has claimed the life of an elderly man at Tina Village in Central Guadalcanal.

Sources from the area say the man was returning from Honiara yesterday evening and was attempting to cross the fast flowing Tina river to return to his village and was eventually swept away by the strong currents.

His lifeless body was found early this morning by villagers two kilometres downstream.

Other parts of Guadalcanal also reported heavy flooding yesterday with most villages loosing road access due to flooded rivers and streams.

 

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