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42 Dead After TC Winston

Cyclone Winston so far has left 42 dead and many more injured. This figure was confirmed in a statement by the Department of Information. Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations,
24 Feb 2016 14:46
42 Dead After TC Winston
Naiqani villager of Batiki Island, Tevita Seqabobo sits in the ruins of 18 houses which was complete wipe-out by massive title waves and strong winds on Saturday.

Cyclone Winston so far has left 42 dead and many more injured.

This figure was confirmed in a statement by the Department of Information.

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson said that all reports indicate the scale of destruction is beyond anything experienced before in Fiji.

“Some 14,000 people are currently reported to be sheltering in 274 evacuation centres and a thirty-day State of Natural Disaster has been declared by the Government of Fiji,” Mr Thomson said.

He said Fijians were by nature resilient and strong of heart and spirit, but the severity of the situation meant Fiji was going to require extensive assistance from the international community in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Bank account details for the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund are available on the website of the Fiji Permanent Mission at www.fijiprun.org

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