Death toll expected to rise

Update: 11:12PM THE death toll from Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston is expected to rise further.

Earlier today, the National Disaster Management Office confirmed that five people had died so far from the monster cyclone.

However, there are reports of two more deaths being recorded in Ba.

Ba Mission Hospital staff confirmed tonight that a man was taken there after sustaining injuries from louvres at his home in Namau, eventually passing away.

There are also unconfirmed reports of a police officer dying at Nailaga in Ba but circumstances relating to the death are not clear at this time.

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