MOSCOW (Sputnik) —At least 5 people died as Cyclone Winston, with winds of up to 201 miles per hour, hit Fiji, media reported Sunday.
According to the ITV television channel, at least 50 homes were destroyed, most of them on the island of Koro. The number of casualties could continue increasing.
Hundreds of evacuation centers have been provided to residents of the island nation by the Fijian government.
Bainimarama has previously called Winston one of the most powerful storms in recorded history.