#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Assessment teams try to reach worst hit areas

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Assessment teams try to reach worst hit areas

Disaster officials and the police are still trying to establish the true scale of damage in Fiji from Cyclone Tomas.

Assessment teams are this morning trying to get to the worst hit areas and are being helped by New Zealand and Australian teams.

Three patrol boats left Suva last night and one of them is expected to reach Vanua Levu midday before heading to Cikobia island.

New Zealand and Australia have sent aircrafts with emergency aid supplies and the promise the missions will do what they can to help get supplies to affected areas.

It's believed several people have perished from the cyclone and six deaths were being reported last night, but officials have so far been unable to confirm the reports, with the police saying efforts have been slowed with communication being down.

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