The death toll from the Fiji Cyclone rises up to 20 people on Monday, as authorities began to reach the hard-hit outer islands.
According to the Weather Underground website, the category five Cyclone Winston is the strongest storm in the Southern Hemisphere since record-keeping began.
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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…