Local residents move debris near their homes destroyed by Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu

Local residents move debris near their homes destroyed by Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu March 15, 2015. The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu on Sunday encountered widespread devastation and authorities declared a state of emergency after the “monster” cyclone tore through the vulnerable Pacific island nation. With winds of more than 300 kph (185 mph), Cyclone Pam razed homes, smashed boats and washed away roads and bridges as it struck late on Friday and into Saturday. Aid workers described the situation as catastrophic. The count of confirmed deaths was at 10 with 20 people injured. But those numbers were almost certain to rise as rescuers reached the low-lying archipelago’s outlying islands. REUTERS/UNICEF Pacific/Handout via Reuters (VANUATU – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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