At least 8 dead as cyclone slams into Pacific's Vanuatu

March 14, 2015 3:29 PM

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At least 8 dead as cyclone slams into Pacific's Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam, possibly the worst cyclone in the Pacific's history, slammed directly into the tiny South Pacific archipelago Vanuatu early Saturday, killing at least eight people and leaving thousands homeless, according to reports from aid organizations.

The sheer size of the devastation is only beginning to trickle out because almost all power and communications have been cut to much of Vanuatu, a string of 65 islands located about a quarter of the way from Australia to Hawaii.

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