Six people were killed by a cyclone

Six people were killed in Honiara by a cyclone yesterday.

According to police,six people who died, three men drowned when their car was blown off the road into a river, and two women and a man were killed by flying debris.

Winds were blowing at more than 140 kilometres per hour.More than 20 houses were destroyed and more than 100 people are now homeless.


Early yesterday morning, meteorologists at the Nadi Weather Center detected the cyclone developing rapidly across Pcific towards the Solomon Island. So they contacted the Solomon Islands government and the officials immediately put emergency plans into operation.

At about midday, the centre of the cyclone passed directly over Honiara before tracking into the Coral Sea.



One thought on “Six people were killed by a cyclone

  1. Hi Congying, I see that most of the main facts come early in the story, which is good. However, it would be better if you shaped them into a two-sentence introduction as requested. This is good practice for writing a standfirst in other online writing examples we will meet in coming weeks. Your heading could say where the cyclone hit and would be better in the present tense. Nevertheless, a good effort.


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