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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 13:54
Tonga parliament building flattened by Cyclone
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The parliament building in the Pacific country of Tonga has been destroyed by the worst storm to hit the country in more than 60 years.

Cyclone Gita, a category four storm, battered the island overnight and caused widespread damage.

Electricity lines were downed and roofs were torn off houses by the high winds.

The government declared a state of emergency before the storm hit, and set up evacuation centres where thousands of people stayed overnight.

Image shows the flooding and damage in Tonga's capital of Nuku"alofa after Cyclone Gita hit the country.

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