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Cyclone Keni hits Fiji, 18,000 in evacuation centres

IANS  |  Fiji 

More than 18,000 people are still staying at evacuation centres after Keni hit the country a day earlier with heavy rain and destructive winds, the (NDMO) said on Wednesday.

NDMO said most evacuees will only return to their homes when it is safe, reported.

Anare Leweniqila, of NDMO, said the impact of Keni on was still unknown and their focus right now was to provide to the affected people.

Fiji's suffered a direct hit and devastation to homes and plantation from Keni with its highly destructive winds wiping out homes, uprooting trees and capsizing boats on the south side of the island.

Keni also caused the death of one man in Ba, a town in

Currently, 90 roads across Fiji remained closed due to damage caused by heavy rain and flooding while all schools in the western part and that were being used as evacuation centres were also closed.

Keni is the second to hit Fiji in just over a week after Josie caused six deaths over the long weekend.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:08 IST