India extends $1 million aid to cyclone-hit Fiji

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Cyclone-hit Fiji will receive one million dollars as immediate assistance from the Indian Government. This was announced by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup. Fiji has been struck by “Cyclone Winston” which brought with it wind gusts of 325 kilometres per hour and sea and ocean waves up to 12 metres high. The area’s crops and several villages have been flattened completely by the natural calamity. So far, 29 people have reportedly died and many others have been shifted to evacuation centres. Considerable damage is being reported from the main Fijian islands of Viti Levu and Koro after they were hit by strong winds directly.