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Tonga parliament building flattened by Cyclone Gita
Description: The parliament building in the Pacific country of Tonga has been destroyed by the worst storm to hit the country in more than 60 years. Cyclone Gita, a category four storm, battered the island overnight and caused widespread damage. Electricity lines were downed and roofs were torn off houses by the high winds. The government declared a state of emergency before the storm hit, and set up evacuation centers where thousands of people stayed overnight. [Source: BBC News]
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Source: BBC News
Publish Date: 2/13/2018
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