Six people were killed in Cyclone Victor

Yesterday morning, six people were killed, over 100 people being homeless and 18 people got hurt due to the cyclone.5371330-16x9-940x529

The cyclone caused  serious  consequences. 18 people have been treated in hospital for minor injuries, 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. Besides, more than 20 houses were destroyed and plenty of buildings were also damaged.

The cyclone named “Victor” moving south-west across the Pacific towards the Solomon Islands was informed by meteorologists at the Nadi Weather Centre one hour later after they detected it. Government officials immediately put emergency plans into operation, warned all shipping in the area of the cyclone’s approach, broadcast warnings on the radio, alerted the police and the public. cyclone_winston_pictures_weather_map

Mopping-up operations have already started in Honiara, which is considered as the worst affected. The emergency services are still awaiting news from outlying districts.

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One thought on “Six people were killed in Cyclone Victor

  1. Hi Emily, thanks for this story: you have given me plenty of the Who in your introduction, but not enough of the What or the Where? And instead of telling me the cyclone had serious consequences, you could instead show me the damage caused and the numbers injured, which tells this story of its own accord. Also, be careful of your English expression, for example, “The cyclone named “Victor” moving south-west across the Pacific towards the Solomon Islands was informed by meteorologists at the Nadi Weather Centre one hour later after they detected it.” Try rewriting this in a more active voice; it might help to give it more clarity.

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