Violent cyclone Winston rocks Fiji, leaves 6 dead
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At least six were killed after the ferocious cyclone Winston hit Pacific Harbour, Fiji on Friday, with winds of up to 325 kph (200 mph) and waves reaching 12 meters (39 ft). The five-level cyclone reportedly caused considerable damage to trees, destroyed hundreds of houses and also downed a great number of power lines across the vast majority of Fiji's territory. The government officially declared a State of Disaster which is to last 30 days, as more than 1000 people sought shelter at 35 evacuation centers across the island of Vanua Levu.