Footy team cleans up hospital after Solomon Island Floods
Thursday, April 24 2014 @ 12:56 pm ACST
Contributed by: Cam Homes
Courtesy of ABC Radio Australia website.
Australian Rules Football Team cleans up Hospital in floods in Solomon Islands.
Organised by the Solomon Islands Australian Football League, more than 30 players and their Australian friends engaged in a community effort to start rebuilding the White River Health Clinic.
The clinic was hit by flash flooding two weeks ago, which destroyed more than half its medical supplies.
Michael Nunan, coach of the White River Demons footy team and a pharmaceutical distributor says there was "a foot of mud" to be cleared.
He also says it's a priority to get the clinic re-opened as the Solomon Islands deals with outbreaks in dengue, diarrhoea and pink eye disease.
23 people were killed in the floods that swept through the Solomon's capital, Honiara, and other parts of the country. More than 30 others are still missing. Major roads throughout the main island of Guadalcanal are ruined and bridges have collapsed, making it hard for emergency teams to assess the damage.
This disaster could well impact on the ability of the Solomon Islands getting to IC14 later this year.