Huge cyclone leaves trail of destruction in Fiji




 
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Huge cyclone leaves trail of destruction in Fiji
 
February 21st, 2016  
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Topic: Huge cyclone leaves trail of destruction in Fiji


Huge cyclone leaves trail of destruction in Fiji
Reports from the ground said entire villages had been wiped out by Cyclone Winston, a Category 5 tropical cyclone that packed winds of 230 kph (143 mph), with gusts of up to 325 kph (202 mph). The storm hit Fiji late on Saturday, having changed direction at the last minute to spare the capital Suva the full force of its winds. "50 homes have been reported destroyed in the Navaga village in Koro Island." Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had offered to send a P-3 Orion aircraft to carry out aerial surveillance of the outer-lying islands.




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