SUVA, Fiji: At least one was dead, and also five were missing Sunday (Jan 31) as Fiji was battered by a hurricane for the second time in a month. Cyclone Ana, a Category Two tornado, slammed into the South Pacific island nation with winds up to 140 kilometers an hour (87 miles per hour) and hefty rain, triggering extensive flooding.
The National Disaster Management Office( NDMO) stated a 49-year-old guy sank while four anglers and also a three-year-old boy were
missing. More than 7,600 individuals, a lot of them rescued from swamped villages, were nestling in discharge centers. Local media records claimed the three-year-old went missing out when he accompanied his grandfather to check their boat, which was embedded mangrove plants. NDMO director Vasiti Soko stated people remained to disregard warnings versus venturing out throughout the tornado. “We remain in the midst of a cyclone with widespread flooding throughout the country, yet we remain to get records of participants of the general public, adults and also children alike wandering around,” she claimed. “They must be mindful of the threats they place themselves as well as participants of the Fiji police force released to save them when there is an accident.”