AUCKLAND, April 12 (AFP) - Nearly
all the buildings on Yap atoll in Micronesia have been badly damaged or
destroyed in a fierce typhoon which hit last week, the Guam Daily News
Typhoon Sudal stormed into Yap, with
a population of 8,000, on Friday and links to the Federated States of Micronesia
atoll have only been partially restored.
One person died in the typhoon and the
homes of more than 1,500 people have been badly damaged, officials said
A Yap State official, Tom Lutte, told
the Guam Daily News the island was devastated.