Cyclone devastates South Pacific islands of Vanuatu

Cyclone devastates South Pacific islands of Vanuatu

Cyclone devastates South Pacific islands of Vanuatu

Written by Bella Dalima

14 Mar, 2015 | 5:16 pm

Cyclone Pam has slammed into the south Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu leaving “complete devastation” in its wake.

Houses in the capital, Port Vila, were destroyed and “people are wandering the streets looking for help”, said Tom Skirrow of Save the Children.

He said eight people were confirmed dead, but UN agencies say dozens may have been killed.

Vanuatu’s president said he had a “heavy heart” and appealed for aid.

Pam has brought winds of up to 270km/h (170mph) and torrential rain.

Unicef in New Zealand warned that Cyclone Pam could be one of the worst ever weather disasters for the region.

 

 

 

Source: BBC

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