13 Mar 2007

Fiji police confirm flood death toll at five

8:11 pm on 13 March 2007

Fiji police say five people are confirmed to have drowned after flooding in the north and west over the weekend.

A spokesperson says a woman who was believed to have gone missing has since been found sheltering with relatives.

Police say the water has receded in most areas.

Disaster officials now assessing the full extent of the damage, but it is known that many houses and food crops have been damaged or destroyed.