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Cyclone Winston Hits Fiji, Killing At Least 21, Spawning Health Concerns

Reuters: Death toll from Fiji cyclone mounts amid health crisis fears
“Fiji began a massive cleanup on Monday after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere tore through the Pacific island nation, killing 21 people, flattening remote villages, and cutting off communications. Aid agencies warned of a widespread health crisis, particularly in low-lying areas where thousands of Fiji’s 900,000 people live in tin shacks, after crops were wiped out and fresh water supplies blocked…” (Wardell/Packham, 2/22).

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