Irma death toll in St Maarten climbs to four

 10 Sep 2017 - 18:45

Irma death toll in St Maarten climbs to four
This handout photograph provided courtesy of the Dutch Department of Defense on September 8, 2017 shows a man looking on over the devastion of Hurricane Irma on the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. AFP PHOTO / DUTCH DEFENSE MINISTRY

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The Hague: Four people are now known to have died in the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten when it was hit by Hurricane Irma, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday.

"Unfortunately, there were two more victims that we did not know about earlier," Rutte told reporters, adding the death toll from Wednesday's storm in the Dutch part of St Martin was now four. But he added there had been "no new damage" caused by Jose which whipped past the island shared with France late Saturday.