POLICE RECOVERED BODY WHILE THREE DEATHS CONFIRMED

People along the shoreline,searching for missing people. Photo: SIBC.

People along the shoreline,searching for missing people. Photo: SIBC.

Police have recovered a body from the sea area between the Coconut Cafe and the Heritage Park Hotel this morning.

SIBC’s Leni Dalavera was on the scene when police pulled the body from the sea.

“Police have just pulled out the body of a young girl and took her to the hospital. As I speak the police officers have just left the shoreline to the road and the body was wrapped in white linen and now being transported to the hospital.”

SIBC will continue to broadcast updates on the weather situation as they are made available from National Emergency Operation Center of the National Disaster Management Office.

Meanwhile, three people have been confirmed dead as flash floods continue to cause havoc in Honiara.

Many are also still missing while hundreds were left homeless after strong floods swept away their homes along the Mataniko river.

Many more homes at White River and Rove were inundated.

The old one-lane Mataniko bridge is gone. On the Guadalcanal plains, hundreds of villagers head for the hills last night as flooding took away homes.

China Town was hard hit when Mataniko River bursts its banks, weeding out anything that stood in her way.

At around 3pm yesterday, the river rose to incredible heights and pushed outward, sweeping homes from Tuvaruhu, Vara Creek, Koa Hill, Number 3, and Mamanawata.

The swept homes and debris rested at the old Mataniko Bridge and at around 3:30pm, the river spilled into China Town.

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