Fresh downpours hit Fiji

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Just a week after the worst floods to hit Fiji, torrential downpours have caused fresh floods in the western division of the main island of Viti Levu.

Authorities say the latest downpours have caused severe setbacks to rehabilitation efforts.

The flash floods have been caused by heavy rain from the convergence of two low pressure groups over Fiji.

More rain is forecast over the next two days.

Western Division officials say assessments after last week's floods showed four-point-five million dollars was needed to repair heavy damage to sewerage and drainage systems and roads and bridges.

=A9 1999 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Fri Jan 29 18:15:01 1999 ( AEDT )
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