An 18-year old male student marked the first fatality of tropical cyclone Sarai in Fiji, while another unidentified person sustained injuries and more than 2,500 others have been evacuated across the country, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said on Saturday, APA reports. quoting sputniknews.
"An 18-year-old student is believed to be the country's latest drowning victim. The student was swimming in the Baidamudamu waters in Kadavu when the incident occurred this afternoon. The man is believed to have been swept away by strong currents when he was swimming with his friends", the NDMO said in a press conference streamed on its Facebook page.