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Cyclone tears roofs off houses in Solomon Islands

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Freshly formed Cyclone Freda whipped roofs off houses and flattened trees in the Solomon Islands as it gathered strength en route to New Caledonia, forecasters said on Saturday. 

This file photo shows small islands in the remote Western Province of the Solomon Islands, pictured on July 28, 2003. Freshly formed Cyclone Freda whipped roofs off houses and flattened trees in the Solomons as it gathered strength en route to New Caledonia, forecasters said on Saturday.

There was also flooding from rising rivers as winds of up to 130 kilometres an hour (80 mph) blew in, but there were no reports of deaths or injuries, Solomon Islands Meteorological Service officer Manoah Tepa said.

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