Cyclone Ofa--the South Pacific equivalent of a hurricane--lashed American Samoa with winds up to 110 m.p.h., causing widespread damage and injuring several people but causing no deaths. There were no immediate reports from the nearby independent nation of Western Samoa, where the eye of the cyclone passed 50 miles west of the island of Savii. American Samoa, a seven-island U.S. territory east of New Guinea, reported heavy damage to buildings, power and water off and roads clogged.
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