TUVALU RECEIVES OFFERS OF SUPPORT FOLLOWING FIRE
FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (March 11, 2000 – Radio Australia)---The
Tuvalu government has received offers of support from countries in the
Asia-Pacific region following a fire which killed 19 people.
Eighteen schoolgirls and a matron died when a blaze broke out at a school on the
atoll of Vaitapu.
The Tuvalu High Commissioner’s office in Suva noted that offers of assistance
already had been received from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Papua New
A two-day mourning period was declared as the government begun an official
investigation into the disaster.
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