Category 5 Cyclone Winston Hit Fiji, 5 Killed

21 02 2016
A family digs through the remains of their home in the town of Ba, after it was destroyed by severe tropical cyclone Winston, the only category five storm system to ever hit Fiji, on February 21, 2016 (AFP Photo/Naziah Ali)

A family digs through the remains of their home in the town of Ba, after it was destroyed by severe tropical cyclone Winston, the only category five storm system to ever hit Fiji, on February 21, 2016 (AFP Photo/Naziah Ali)

A category five tropical cyclone Winston hit Fiji on Saturday, killing at least five people and causing lots of damage to the country’s infrastructure.

According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the powerful cyclone packed wind gusts approaching 300 kilometres per hour.

Winston is the most powerful cyclone that was recorded to hit Fiji.

There are unconfirmed reports saying that thousands of homes had been destroyed and entire villages flattened but the authorities can only assess the damage after communications are re-established.

Here are some photos of the aftermath…

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