Death toll rises as Fiji cleans up after cyclone

SUVA: Fiji began a massive clean-up on Sunday after the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific nation’s history left a trail of destruction, killing six people, flattening scores of homes and crippling infrastructure.

The super-storm lashed the popular tourist destination overnight Saturday, packing wind gusts of 325 kilometres (202 miles) per hour, according to the UN humanitarian agency OCHA.

OCHA said six people were killed during severe tropical cyclone Winston, the first-ever storm system to hit Fiji measuring a maximum category five.