A family of five at Naveiwakau’s Creek settlement said they lost over $50,000 worth of items to a landslide that swept their home 3o metres into a creek. The rest of the household items in their home were allegedly looted by people believed to be living around the squatter settlement at Valelevu, Nasinu.
It was around 1:3opm when 15-year-old student Maanvi Chandra and her mother began to feel their home moving as furniture began sliding to one side of the house and cutlery stacked on shelves started falling. “I was in my bedroom when I heard my mother calling, just as we felt the house slowly tilting towards one side,” she said. Maanvi made a move towards her bedroom door, but was cut short by her bed and wardrobe sliding across the room and crammed her to the wall of their home.
“I called out to my mother when a cousin and a neighbour entered and forced their way into my bedroom and freed me,” she said. Holding hands and bracing themselves against the heavy downpour, they were just metres from away when the foundation gave way to the weight of a landslide and their home went crashing down a slope to the creek.
Her father Mahendra Chand who had to return home to his family and told the Fiji Sun team that he had lost everything.
Source: Fiji Sun