A police vehicle drives through the Chinatown district of Honiara on the Solomon Islands on November 26, 2021, after a third day of violence that saw the prime minister's home come under attack and swathes of the city reduced to smouldering ruins Photo: (Photo by CHARLEY PIRINGI / AFP)
Police in Honiara have confirmed that three bodies have been found in one of the burnt out buildings in Chinatown.
A protest on Wednesday calling for the Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to step down lapsed into major unrest and three days of rioting.
A police forensic team are on the ground and investigations are underway.
A spokesperson said they are yet to confirm the identities of the bodies.
Local reports say the remains are of some of the looters trapped inside the building.
Most of the rioting and looting took place in Chinatown, and our correspondent there said only six buidlings are left standing.
New Zealand has no plans to evacuate its citizens
New Zealand has no plans to evacuate its citizens from the troubles in the Solomon Islands, Honiara.