September 10, 2017 / 3:24 PM / 2 years ago

Netherlands PM: Death toll from Irma on Dutch Saint Martin rises to four

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Saint Martin island. Netherlands Ministry of Defense/via REUTERS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday that the death toll from Hurricane Irma on the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin has risen to four.

In a first estimate on Friday, the government said that two people had died and 34 had been wounded, 11 seriously, as a result of the storm.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans

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