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…


Actions

Information

One response

22 02 2016
Fiji’s Cyclone Winston: 20 Killed, Death Toll Could Rise | Ahmad Ali Karim's Weblog

[…] death toll from the Fiji Cyclone rises up to 20 people on Monday, as authorities began to reach the hard-hit outer […]

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: