Cyclone “Victoria” made more than 100 people be homeless and took away 6 people’s lives, when it passed Honiara at about 12pm yesterday.

Meteorologists at the Nadi Weather Centre detected a cyclone and named it “Victor” at 2 a.m. yesterday.

After 8 hours, winds in Honiara were blowing at more than 140 kilometres per hour. At about 12p.m., the centre of the cyclone passed directly over Honiara before tracking into the Coral Sea, where it blew itself out. In Honiara, more than 20 houses were destroyed and a number of other buildings sustained considerable structural damage. More than 100 people are now homeless. Six people were killed. Another 18 people have been treated in hospital for minor injuries.