Fiji: Deaths from Cyclone Winston reach 42 as full scope of disaster unfolds

February 24, 2016 5:22 AM

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Fiji: Deaths from Cyclone Winston reach 42 as full scope of disaster unfolds

(CNN) -- Workers scrambled to reach hard-hit outer islands in Fiji on Monday to fully assess the scope of the devastating cyclone that struck the Pacific Island nation over the weekend, killing at least 42 people.

Tropical Cyclone Winston, which lashed Fiji on Saturday night, is the most powerful storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere, authorities said.

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