2 deaths

Two fans die in crush after GloRilla concert in Rochester, New York

Police said the crowd began to surge and rush toward the exit, possibly when they thought they heard gunshots.

However, there was "no evidence to support a shooting having occurred", Rochester police lieutenant Nicholas Adams told ABC News.

GloRilla, who had finished performing before the incident, said she was "devastated and heartbroken".

The Memphis musician, whose song F.N.F. (Let's Go) was nominated for best rap performance at last month's Grammy Awards, said she did not hear about the crush until she left the venue.

Surge in Covid-19 cases in Fiji

The Ministry of Health has reported two deaths taking the death toll to 700 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Both cases had pre-existing medical conditions according to Health Permanent Secretary, Dr James Fong.

He said while both these deaths occurred in individuals who have been immunised with 2 doses of the vaccine, they both had significant underlying medical conditions and were over the age of 50.

He adds it is known that these factors place a person at higher risk of severe disease, even if fully vaccinated.

Two die in Fiji from Cyclone Yasa

The then-category five storm hit Vanua Levu and its surrounding islands overnight, flattening homes, bringing down power lines and stripping the land of its vegetation.

The National Disaster Management Office Director, Vasiti Soko, said more than 93,000 Fijians had been impacted by the storm as it swept across Bua Province and the rest of Vanua Levu before tracking through the central Lau islands.

Two dead in separate Tongatapu incidents

The man, 51, was found dead at a bush allotment in Pelehake on Saturday, September 29.

Kaniva News reports a 70-year-old woman was found dead at her home where she lived alone in Hoi on Sunday, September 30.

The circumstances surrounding their deaths were not believed to be suspicious, according to reports.


Two deaths confirmed in Cyclone Gita aftermath

The director of health said the cyclone could have contributed to his death.

Tongan MP Lord Fusitu'a, who lives near the centre of Tongatapu, said another woman also died.

He told Checkpoint last night about an elderly woman whose house had "completely blown away from her while she was in it".

"She couldn't make it to the neighbour's in time and she perished, which is a terrible, terrible tragedy.