Fiji to mark Cyclone Winston anniversary

The names of those who died in Cyclone Winston will be read out in a national ceremony in Fiji on Monday to mark Cyclone Winston's direct hit a year ago.

The first anniversary will also commemorate the 44 people who died with a minute's silence.

Reports say people will be invited to share their stories of survival and resilience in the days following the disaster, seen as the worst in living memory.

The National Disaster Management Office says the focus will be on the strengths and lessons learnt.

The government would also give an update on recovery and rehabilitation from the Category 5 cyclone on Monday.


Photo: Alex Perrottet/RNZ A bird’s eye view of Lavena village Taveuni in Fiji after Cyclone Winston