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Cyclone Mick kills three in Fiji, now headed to Tonga

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At least three people have died and several others are missing after Cyclone Mick ripped through Fiji's main island of Viti Levu.

The cyclone cut power to much of the country, forced thousands into shelters, and caused severe flooding in the South Pacific nation.

Mick, the region's first cyclone of the summer, is heading for Tonga, which has been placed on alert.

At its height on Monday night, the cyclone battered Fiji with winds gusting up to 110km/h (70mph).

Two people in Viti Levu were swept away in rivers, while a student died when a tree fell on him, police said.

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