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Nine dead, seven missing after Irma hits French islands: minister
September 8, 2017 / 11:14 AM / 2 months ago

Nine dead, seven missing after Irma hits French islands: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed and at least seven are missing after hurricane Irma hit the France’s Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday.

View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Carribean September 7, 2017. Netherlands Ministry of Defence- Gerben van Es/Handout via REUTERS

“112 were people were injured,” Collomb said, adding that there could be more victims.

Reporting by Bate Felix and Dominuique Vidalon, Editing by Leigh Thomas

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