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Maria claims six lives in Dominica

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Maria claims six lives in Dominica

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SIX PEOPLE HAVE died so far in Dominica as a result of Hurricane Maria.

That was disclosed by executive director of  the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, during a press conference yesterday evening at CDEMA’s headquarters in Lower Estate, St Michael.

The number of fatalities could rise as it was estimated that around 69 000 people on that island had been affected by the hurricane that struck late on Monday night packing winds of 155 miles per hour.

The country’s main Princess Margaret Hospital was damaged and via social media Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit described the damage as “mind-boggling”. (TG)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.