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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 - 13:08
Damage assessment begins after Fiji floods
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Fiji's government is sending teams to assess damage caused by days of severe flooding that killed at least five and forced thousands out of their homes.

A state of emergency was declared in the South Pacific nation on Sunday.

Authorities feared the worst yesterday with a tropical cyclone bringing more rain and strong gales, but the worst appears to be over.

Some Fijians had begun returning to their homes, as the rain stopped and waters began to recede.

Thousands of tourists - many of whom are Australians - were also left stranded in the country when flights were cut off over the weekend.

They are expected to be able to leave Fiji today as flights resume.

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who has been visiting affected areas, has called for a solution to the country's flooding problems, saying that this was ''three to four times worse'' than the last devastating flood in 2009.

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