Death toll now stands at 28
February 22, 2016 9:27 pm
The death toll from Cyclone Winston has risen to 28.
This has been confirmed by National Disaster Management Office Director Director Akapusi Tuifagalele.
Reports as of 4am today from the west confirms twelve deaths and twenty-one people suffering from serious injuries.
Assistant Police Commander West Jope Ralulu says out of the twenty-one that are seriously injured seventeen are from Ra.
He says five of them have been referred to the CWM Hospital in Suva.
A total of 6483 evacuees are staying in different centers in the western division of which 76 are from Ra.
In the Northern Division has recorded three deaths from TC Winston.
Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea confirms, two deaths are from Taveuni and one from Bua.
The two deaths from Taveuni were from Vuna and Qamea.
The casualty in Bua is from Ogea.
The most powerful storm in the country’s recorded history barreled into Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu and neighboring smaller islands late on Saturday, destroying entire villages, flooding low-lying areas, and wiping out crops.
Meanwhile, two vessels carrying medical aid, food and water are expected to arrive at Koro this morning.