CYCLONE WINSTON DEATH TOLL RISES TO 29 IN FIJI — REPORTS

MOSCOW — The death toll in tropical cyclone Winston’s onslaught in Fiji over the weekend has risen to 29, media reported Tuesday.

On Sunday, the category 5 tropical cyclone made a landfall on the South Pacific island as the most powerful storm recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.

According to the BBC, 8,500 people are currently in evacuation centers, with clear-up expected to take months.

On Monday, National Disaster Management Office of the country stated that at least four people were confirmed missing.

The cyclone brought winds of over 200 mph with waves of up to 40 ft. PNA/Sputnik/northboundasia.com