Death toll growing after Cyclone Winston

  • 24/02/2016
Fiji (Newshub)
Fiji (Newshub)

At least 29 people are now confirmed dead in the aftermath of category five Cyclone Winston, according to Fiji's national broadcaster.

Cyclone Winston made landfall late on Saturday as the most powerful storm in Fiji's history, delivering gusts as high as 325km/h.

Aid groups and government authorities have been racing to deal with a critical need for clean water, health supplies and emergency accommodation after powerlines, roads, jetties and homes were destroyed and damaged across the island nation.

Newshub reporter Melissa Davies joined Paul Henry live from Fiji.

She says that some areas of the country have still not been explored and it’s possible more casualties will be discovered.