RISK­ING THEIR LIVES

Fiji Sun - - Suncity -

Hun­dreds of peo­ple liv­ing in an in­for­mal set­tle­ment out­side Suva City are known to be risk­ing their lives. They are at risk from the high volt­age power lines, said to be car­ry­ing 132,000 volts of elec­tric­ity, that run over the set­tle­ment. BTL has been told that if one wire snaps and falls on the houses, then there might be a huge dis­as­ter as hun­dreds of lives could be lost. It is said that evac­u­a­tion no­tices had been served by one au­thor­ity to the res­i­dents over the years but they still re­main there. The res­i­dents go to an­other au­thor­ity with their no­tices and the result is that they are still stay­ing in the set­tle­ment. While shel­ter is im­por­tant for peo­ple, safety is para­mount, thus the need for some ur­gent so­lu­tions for the res­i­dents of the set­tle­ment.

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