Cyclone wrecks houses in Fiji

Hundreds evacuated, roofs blown off, power fails in island nation.

January 29, 2008


An intense Tropical Cyclone Gene blew the roofs off of hundreds of homes in Fiji Monday night. At least six people were killed and hundreds were evacuated as power was cut off to Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the country's two main islands.

As the cyclone moved out Tuesday, power was being restored, but Fiji's Disaster Management Office said there was significant damage to homes in western Viti Levu.


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