Cyclone-hit remote Fiji islands begin to receive aid, death toll 42

February 24, 2016 5:13 AM

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Cyclone-hit remote Fiji islands begin to receive aid, death toll 42

SYDNEY The Fijian government and international aid agencies began delivering much needed aid on Wednesday to the Pacific nation's remote islands and coastal villages devastated by a powerful cyclone that killed 42 people.

The death toll has crept up in the days since Cyclone Winston struck Fiji late on Saturday as communication has gradually been restored with the outer reaches of the archipelago that is home to some 900,000 people.

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