Langley connection to Solomon Island tragedy
Langley RCMP Supt. Derek Cooke and members of the detachment signed a book of condolences for the people of the Solomon Islands who have suffered after a recent flash flood and 7.8 earthquake killed 23 and has has left 14,000 homeless.
Consul General to the Solomon Islands, Ashwant Dwivedi is a Langley resident and has worked with the Langley detachment over the years on diplomatic training.
Dwivedi and his wife were at the detachment on Monday for the book signing.
The Book of Condolences that has now been signed by officers will then be forwarded to that country.
The Solomon Islands suffered a significant tragedy with unexpected and devastating flash flooding that killed 23 people and left 14,000 persons homeless. These are significant numbers in light of the fact the population of the capital city is just over 50,000.
The flooding was followed by an earthquake a few days later with a seismic reading of 7.8. The Solomon Islands is a very poor country and these events have resulted in a tremendous amount of suffering for its people, including devastation of agricultural land as well.