Cyclone Erica leaves one dead, 15 injured in New Caledonia
The dead man worked for a building firm and fell while trying to secure sheet metal ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Erica, they said.
Erica, packing winds of up to 150 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, has disrupted communications and transport links, uprooted trees and carried away roofs of houses and public buildings.
The sudden arrival of the cyclone caught many residents of Noumea unawares and led to massive traffic jams as they tried to rush home.
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