Pictures Capture Devastation in Fiji Caused by Category 5 Cyclone

February 21, 2016 Updated: February 21, 2016

The Fiji government has released a gallery of aerial photos of the wreckage laid in the path of Tropical Cyclone Winston, which ripped through the country on Feb. 20 and 21, leveling houses and uprooting trees, as well as killing six people. 

Winston had hit the coast of Fiji at over 180 miles per hour, making it perhaps the strongest ever storm at landfall in Fijian history, according to the Weather Channel. 

The following images were taken in the towns of Koro, Lau, Taveuni and Rabi (Fijian Government/Facebook)
The following images were taken in the towns of Koro, Lau, Taveuni and Rabi (Fijian Government/Facebook)

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The complete gallery, with over 100 images, can be found here