Solomon Islands hit by flooding – DRAMATIC VIDEO

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Dozens of people are dead and many missing after flash floods hit the Solomon Islands.

At this stage experts estimate that around 10,000 people have been made homeless in the Solomon Islands.

Local media said about 30 people remained unaccounted for after Thursday’s flooding.

The capital Honiara has been overwhelmed as thousands of people have taken refuge in emergency shelters.

A state of emergency has been declared amid concerns over food, water supplies, damaged infrastructure and disease.

The main flooding came when Honiara’s main river, the Matanikau, burst its banks in the storm, sweeping away houses and bridges and flooding the downtown area.

New Zealand has given an initial contribution of $300,000 and Australia has pledged at least A$50,000 ($54,000) to support relief efforts.

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