Cyclone victims buried early

Update: 1:27PM POWER outages and limited mobility forced the families of 10 people who perished in the Western Division during Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston to bury them hours after their bodies were recovered.

The 10 confirmed dead as released by the Western Division Emergency Operations Centre are – Taniela Voreqe, 48, from Vanuakula,  Ra;  Titilia Mua, 33, from Matainananu in Rakiraki;  Keresi Tupou, 98, and Pauliasi Naiova, 32, from Nayavutoka Village,  Ra.

Also dead is 12-year-old Josefa Tumura from Naserelagi,  Ra;  Titilia Drekedreke, 46, of Naibita;  Mereoni Nariga, 24, of Dreketi Village; Gangamma, 76, from Rakiraki; Osea Sivo of Ba and a 54-year-old man who died at the Natabua Corrections Centre.

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