This Article is From Feb 23, 2016

India Extends $1 Million Assistance To Cyclone-Hit Fiji

India Extends $1 Million Assistance To Cyclone-Hit Fiji

A handout photo taken on 21 February, 2016 shows the damage on the main Fiji island of Viti Levu after the most powerful cyclone in Fiji's history battered the Pacific island nation. (AFP)

New Delhi: India on Monday extended USD one million as immediate assistance to Fiji, which was hit by a severe cyclone on Saturday killing at least 20 people.

"Reaching out to a friend in need. India extends USD 1 million in immediate assistance to Fiji after devastating Cyclone Winston hits," the External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson tweeted.

The island nation was hit by the severe cyclone which brought with it wind gusts of 325kmph and waves up to 12 metres high, flattening crops and decimating villages completely.

As per reports, at least 20 people have been killed in the first degree cyclone on Saturday.