1 Mar 2016

Fiji death toll rises to 43

7:52 am on 1 March 2016

The death toll from Cyclone Winston has risen by one to 43.

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The Director of Fiji's National Disaster Management Office, Akapusi Tuifagalele, told Fiji media the latest victim is from Koro Island.

FBC news reported there were now 54, 615 people in 899 evacuation centres.

The category five cyclone hit just over a week ago causing an estimated half a billion US dollars in damage.