Two dead, entire villages destroyed after ‘ferocious’ Cyclone Yasa smashes Fiji

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18:05, Dec 18 2020 .-. Nicole said this latest natural disaster shows the “harsh consequences” of climate inaction. “It’s past time for world leaders to step up their commitments in this climate emergency.”

At least two people have been killed and entire villages reportedly destroyed after Tropical Cyclone Yasa smashed through Fiji overnight.

One man is reported to have died when he was crushed under a wall of his house. Fijian Broadcasting Corporation reported the 46-year-old farmer, his wife and two sons were sheltering in their house near Labasa – the largest town on the island of Vanua Levu – when the building collapsed.

The man’s eldest son was also trapped under the wall and was injured.

Vasiti Soko, the director of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), confirmed the fatalities were in the Western and Northern Divisions, The Fiji Times reported.

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