Fiji cyclone death toll reaches 29 after island 'flattened'

February 22, 2016 10:30 PM

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Officials say an island in Fiji took a direct hit from a deadly cyclone as the death toll climbed to 29.

Government spokesman Ewan Perrin told Radio New Zealand on Tuesday that Koro Island had been "pretty much flattened" by Cyclone Winston over the weekend and that eight bodies were found there Monday.

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