8 Dec 2007

Cyclone Daman destroys homes on island of Cikobia

9:34 am on 8 December 2007

Cyclone Daman has destroyed all the homes on the small Fijian island of Cikobia

The Category Four storm passed directly over the island, which is to the north east of Fiji's second largest island Vanua Levu.

Fiji's Disaster Management Office says Cikobia was extensively damaged - it says around 70 people live on two villages on the island.

It is not known at this stage if anyone has been injured.

Hurricane strength winds also hit the northern part of Vanua Levu.

Fiji's Meteorological Service says the worst is now over, but strong winds will continue for some time, and parts of the country are still getting heavy rain.