Three permanent houses in East Fataleka and one semi-permanent house in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province have been reportedly destroyed and damaged by cyclone Pam last week.
Heavy rain and strong wind over the weekend has been the cause.
Speaking to the paper over the weekend, a village leader in East Malaita Thony Baraii said, villagers from Otegwafila fearing for their lives fled and took shelter in the nearby caves when the cyclone hits.
He said many properties, plants, trees and vegetation were cleared off by the strong wind.
Those who lost their homes were evacuated to their neighbor for shelter.
Mr Baraii said, many local farmers have lost their crops and plantations as a result of the cyclone.
He added, children and mothers are also being affected by the current situation.
The villagers are now calling for quick assessment and relief assistance from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).
“People’s gardens, homes and properties have all been destroyed by the rain and flood. Therefore we would very much like assistance. We know that assessment need to done first before any assistance can be rendered.”
By WILLIAM EKOTANI