Dominica: Hurricane Maria takes lives of 15 people, Leaves Island without water and electricity

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At least 15 people were killed and others 20 were reported missing after a Hurricane Maria which is known as the second major storm, which destroyed buildings across Caribbean island of Dominica.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday, “So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people”.

“If there (are) no other fatalities, it is a miracle”, he said.

It was reported that the hurricane destroyed the island, which reportedly has some 72,000 inhabitants.

Meanwhile, UK has dispatched aid to Dominica, which is said to be the member of the Commonwealth.

It is a mere miracle that the deaths are not in hundreds, Roosevelt Skerrit said.

It was believed that at least 15 people were killed in Puerto Rico.

Adding further to this he said, “The main hospital is functioning without electricity. It is very difficult. There are no generators, they have been set aside because of the flooding”.

More than, 4,000 people have been rescued from the flooded areas of Toa Baja.

While giving the safety guidelines to the citizens El Nuevo Dia said, “If it is not an emergency situation, people should remain in their homes or shelters”.

It was discovered that Maria is the fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year.

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