19 Mar 2015

Pam death toll confirmed at seven

1:02 pm on 19 March 2015

The disaster management authorities in Vanuatu say the confirmed death toll as a direct result of Cyclone Pam is seven.

They say while the number of fatalities is being reported as 11, technically only seven people were killed by the storm.

They say four sick people died in hospital while the cyclone was battering the country but are included in the toll.