“Solomon Islands authorities have confirmed eight people died as a result of a landslide in west Guadalcanal last week.
“Five bodies have been recovered from the mass of debris created in Lambi village by a landslide that occurred amid several days of heavy rains and flooding.
“The director of the National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates, says the search has now been called off for three bodies still missing in Lambi.
"Well, the latest we have from the police operations centre is that they were not able to recover the three bodies from the landslide area.
"So that (the search) has stopped. I think the bodies are covered under the debris."
“He said the eight victims, including one family of four, were all from the same village.
"The communities have made a decision to stop searching and maybe have that area as an official graveyard for the three that have not been recovered."
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