Torobau River

Local thankful for new footbridge

Crossing the Torobau River nearly claimed her life, as well as her sister’s.

“We were already in the river making our way slowly to the other side when we arrived mid-stream,” Katu said. “The rapid rise in the flood washed us downstream.

“My sister and I were holding hands so when we were washed downstream, she fortuitously grabbed hold of a bamboo branch growing at the edge of the river, which saved our lives.”