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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 10:06
Cyclone Winston: Death Toll Rises To 29 As Clear-Up Begins
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The number of people killed in the cyclone that hit Fiji at the weekend has risen to 29, with officials warning the clear-up could take months.

About 8,500 people are still sheltering in evacuation centers.

Cyclone Winston has flattened many buildings in parts of the main Viti Levu Island and Koro islands, Fijian officials said.

The category five storm brought winds of over 320km/h (200mph), torrential rain and waves of up to 12m (40ft).

It has been described by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation as the worst to ever hit the country.

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