Fiji begins assessing damage after ferocious cyclone

February 20, 2016 11:25 PM

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Residents of Fiji were beginning to clean up and assess the damage Sunday after a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain overnight.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities, although aid workers said it would take at least a day to establish communications with some of the smaller islands that were directly in Cyclone Winston’s path. There were widespread reports of damage, with many homes and crops destroyed.

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