Yesterday morning, six people died  in the cyclone”Victor”, more than 100 people were homeless .

At 2 a.m.meteorologists at the Nadi Weather Centre detected a cyclone developing rapidly near Nauru and moving quickly south-west across the Pacific towards the Solomon Islands.

Government officials immediately put emergency plans into operation.

In Honiara, more than 20 houses were destroyed and a number of other buildings sustained considerable structural damage.

Another 18 people have been treated in hospital for minor injuries. Mopping-up operations have started in Honiara.

Police said that of the six people who died, three men drowned when their car was blown off the road into a river, and two women and a man were killed by flying debris.