"Cyclone-Hit Remote Fiji Islands Begin To Receive Aid, Death Toll 42"

"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.

Thousands of people are still sheltering in evacuation centers, their homes destroyed by winds or flooded by the most powerful storm to ever strike a Pacific nation. "

Jane Wardell and Jarni Blakkarly report for Reuters February 24, 2016.


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Source: Reuters, 02/24/2016